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Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:09 am
by Kontigo1
Hello people... Love the linux mint i have on my laptop... Question... For travelling want something lighter with touchscreen i. e. A tablet..... Are there tablets out there that i can use linux on.. Also... I would like to install kondle in order to read some books. How can i do tjis on linux please. Thanks in advance๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:42 am
by tinca
please read this and see if it helps at all.

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=298419

best regards Keith

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:45 am
by michael louwe
https://tabletdream.com/ubuntu-tablet/
....... Ignore the two ARM tablets. ... viewtopic.php?f=61&t=299152

https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/lin ... t/page/29/ - Linux Mint on Chuwi Hi10 & Hi12 Tablets = China tablets = may be low quality ...
http://chuwi-hi13-install-ubuntu.blogspot.com/

About Kindle ....... https://askubuntu.com/questions/1104411 ... untu-18-04 = either use Wine or Nativefier with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 am
by athi
Kontigo1 wrote: โคด
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:09 am
Hello people... Love the linux mint i have on my laptop... Question... For travelling want something lighter with touchscreen i. e. A tablet..... Are there tablets out there that i can use linux on.. Also... I would like to install kondle in order to read some books. How can i do tjis on linux please. Thanks in advance๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
You can load Mint on any x86 based tablet, just make sure that there is good support for the wifi device. You can test with a liveUSB before purchase. Though I found most Android tablets to be a reasonable substitute for a laptop for short term, non-productivity usage.

Try Calibre from the Package Manager. It organize, convert and support just about any ebook format.

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:19 pm
by old_noob
I second the Calibre recommendation. It's a magnificant app. As for tablets, the most economical route is to buy an x86 tablet on ebay and install linux. Since Windows 8 sported a tablet type interface and was such a huge flop, there are lots of very cheap Windows 8 tablets out there.

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:11 pm
by Kontigo1
Thanks for your reply.. Appreciate it๐Ÿ‘

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:05 am
by Kontigo1
Thanks fir all your guys'answers. Much appreciated

Re: Tablet options

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:34 am
by michael louwe
Kontigo1 wrote: โคด
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:09 am
Hello people... Love the linux mint i have on my laptop... Question... For travelling want something lighter with touchscreen i. e. A tablet..... Are there tablets out there that i can use linux on.
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Installing LM or Ubuntu on the recommended x86 tablets(= non-ARM) as per my above link, can be a hit-or-miss, 'miss' mainly because of lack of peripheral hardware device support or odd UEFI BIOS implementation by the tablet OEM.

Fyi, Android tablets can install most of the major Linux distros in a container(= like a virtual machine) by using the Linux Deploy, Busybox and VNC Viewer apps ....... https://www.maketecheasier.com/install- ... ux-deploy/
....... Windows can be similarly installed but in an emulator, eg the Limbo PC Emulator app. Samsung has the 'Linux on DeX' app for her Android devices.