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+ - Linux tablet allows 3D printer Solidoodle do stand-alone printing!

Submitted by garbagechuteflyboy
garbagechuteflyboy (2771753) writes "Francesco Santini was looking into the possibilities of stand-alone printing with the Solidoodle. He choose the PengPod700, a tablet that runs a full linux distribution and turned it into a standalone interface for the SD2. Just one of many commercial applications for this powerful open source tablet.

"So, in summary, I now have a fully-functional touchscreen printerface installation that can drive the Solidoodle, for a total cost of 110$. No assembly, soldering, firmware modding required. Just a little bit of fiddling with Linux (if required, I can post a step-by-step guide, or prepare an ad-hoc linux image).""

+ - PengPod Linux tablet as the touch screen controller for an SD2 3D printer->

Submitted by drachensun
drachensun (2766139) writes "Francesco Santini was looking into the possibilities of stand-alone printing with the Solidoodle. He choose the PengPod 700, a tablet that runs a full linux distribution and turned it into a standalone interface for the SD2.

"So, in summary, I now have a fully-functional touchscreen pronterface installation that can drive the Solidoodle, for a total cost of 110$. No assembly, soldering, firmware modding required. Just a little bit of fiddling with Linux (if required, I can post a step-by-step guide, or prepare an ad-hoc linux image).""

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Android

+ - PengPod raises more than $50,000, plans to ship Linux powered tablets soon->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Quoted liliputing

"PengPodPengPod plans to start shipping 7 and 10 inch tablets with support for Linux as well as Google Android in January. The company, founded by Neal Peacock, has been raising money to help support software development for the tablets — and Peacock just wrote in to let us know the project has surpassed its initial $49,000 fundraising goal. In other words, the campaign will be fully funded and backers that pledged $120 or more should get their tablets starting in January if all goes according to plan.""

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Android

+ - GNU/Linux on ARM SOCs becoming common

Submitted by drachensun
drachensun (2766139) writes "Could this be the year of GNU/Linux tablets / portable devices? If you take a look at Linux news, it seems that 2013 is shaping up for Linux tablets. Starting with the latest Ubuntu release for the nexus tablet. Two devices are secluded to be released in early 2013. The first one PengPod is wrapping up a successful crowdfunding effort on indiegogo. They have a line of dual booting portable devices running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux. The second Vivaldi is another GNU/Linux tablet that has closed its pre-orders quoted from their site: “After an overwhelming response and thousands of pre-orders, the first shipments of Vivaldis have been spoken for.” Then you have Rasberry PI making a mini computer.

So is 2013 the Year of Linux tablets? Only time will tell, but it seems people are starting to look for open source Operating Systems and are tired of large corporation user agreements."
Android

+ - GNU/Linux tablet Revolution 2013 1

Submitted by garbagechuteflyboy
garbagechuteflyboy (2771753) writes "Could this be the year of GNU/Linux tablets / portable devices? If you take a look at Linux news, it seems that 2013 is shaping up for Linux tablets. Starting with the latest Ubuntu release for the nexus tablet. Two devices are secluded to be released in early 2013. The first one PengPod is wrapping up a successful crowdfunding effort on indiegogo. They have a line of dual booting portable devices running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux. The second Vivaldi is another GNU/Linux tablet that has closed its pre-orders quoted from their site: “After an overwhelming response and thousands of pre-orders, the first shipments of Vivaldis have been spoken for.” Then you have Rasberry PI making a mini computer.

So is 2013 the Year of Linux tablets? Only time will tell, but it seems people are starting to look for open source Operating Systems and are tired of large corporation user agreements."
Android

+ - GNU/Linux Tablet Revolution 2013

Submitted by drachensun
drachensun (2766139) writes "Will this be the year of the GNU/Linux tablet? If you take a look at Linux news, it seems that 2013 is shaping up for GNU/Linux to break out in the tablet market. Ubuntu’s latest release is easier then ever to install and has added some great features for the nexus.

There are a number of portable devices scheduled for be released in 2013.
  PengPod is wrapping up what looks to be a successful crowdfunding effort on indiegogo. They have a line of dual booting portable devices running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux. Vivaldi is another GNU/Linux tablet that has closed its pre-orders quoted from their site: “After an overwhelming response and thousands of pre-orders, the first shipments of Vivaldis have been spoken for.” Then you have Rasberry PI making a mini computer. Ubuntu is developing Ubuntu for Devices.

So is 2013 the Year of GNU/Linux tablets? Only time will, but it seems to have a good chance to grow and become more established in the tablet market."
Android

+ - Will 2013 be the year of Linux?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Will this be the year of GNU/Linux? If you take a look at Linux news, it seems that 2013 is shaping up for Linux to finally get more then it’s 1% market share. Ubuntu’s latest release is easier then ever to install and has added some great features.

There are a number of portable devices scheduled for be released in 2013.
  PengPod is wrapping up what looks to be a successful crowdfunding effort on indiegogo. They have a line of dual booting portable devices running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux. Vivaldi is another GNU/Linux tablet that has closed its pre-orders quoted from their site: “After an overwhelming response and thousands of pre-orders, the first shipments of Vivaldis have been spoken for.” Then you have Rasberry PI making a mini computer. Ubuntu is developing Ubuntu for Android.

So is 2013 the Year of Linux? Only time will, but it seems to have a good chance to grow and become more established in the OS marketplace."
Android

+ - Linux Revolution 2013 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Linux Revolution 2013

Will this be the year of GNU/Linux? If you ask a ZDNet journalist you would probably get a yes, just like every year since 2009. If you take a look at Linux news, it seems that 2013 is shaping up for Linux to finally get more then it’s 1% market share. Ubuntu’s latest release is easier then ever to install and has added some great features.

There are a number of portable devices scheduled for be released in 2013.
  PengPod is wrapping up what looks to be a successful crowdfunding effort on indiegogo. They have a line of dual booting portable devices running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux. Vivaldi is another GNU/Linux tablet that has closed its pre-orders quoted from their site: “After an overwhelming response and thousands of pre-orders, the first shipments of Vivaldis have been spoken for.” Then you have Rasberry PI making a mini computer. Ubuntu is developing Ubuntu for Android.

So is 2013 the Year of Linux? Only time will, but it seems to have a good chance this time."
Android

+ - Linux Revolution

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Quoted Katherine Noyes
"The tablet arena already includes countless contenders featuring Linux-based Android, but a company currently seeking funding on indiegogo aims to produce a new line of what it calls “true Linux” devices.
We've already seen Linux-powered tablets including the Vivaldi and the rugged Trimble Yuma, of course, but the new PengPod line from Peacock Imports includes both 7- and 10-inch tablet models as well as a mini PC, all running the free and open source operating system. The prospect is a compelling one, and it fits right in with the Linux powered revolution that's been going on. If you're a fan of Linux in particular or low-cost devices in general, you may want to check out this new option.

We've already seen Linux-powered tablets including the Vivaldi and the rugged Trimble Yuma, of course, but the new PengPod line from Peacock Imports includes both 7- and 10-inch tablet models as well as a mini PC, all running the free and open source operating system. The prospect is a compelling one, and it fits right in with the Linux powered revolution that's been going on. If you're a fan of Linux in particular or low-cost devices in general, you may want to check out this new option.""
Android

+ - SPAM: Free open source tablet!

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PengPod is over half way to its $49,000 goal at crowdfunding site indiegogo. What does this mean you ask? If their goal is met it will be the first mass-produced dual-booting tablet capable of running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux, but it doesn’t stop there. They are also using the latest Plasma Active; this allows PengPod’s tablets to have touch features that were previously only found in iPad and Android tablets. Who ever has the most referrals to [spam URL stripped] gets a free PengPod tablet and case!"
Android

+ - SPAM: Free open source tablet!

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PengPod is over half way to its $49,000 goal at crowdfunding site indiegogo. What does this mean you ask? If their goal is met it will be the first mass-produced dual-booting tablet capable of running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux, but it doesn’t stop there. They are also using the latest Plasma Active; this allows PengPod’s tablets to have touch feartures that were previously only found in iPad and Android tablets. Who ever has the most referrals to [spam URL stripped] gets a free PengPod tablet and case!"
Android

+ - SPAM: First mass-produced open source tablet!

Submitted by pushflower
pushflower (2776501) writes "PengPod is over half way to its $49,000 goal at crowdfunding site indiegogo. What does this mean you ask? If their goal is met it will be the first mass-produced dual-booting tablet capable of running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux, but it doesn’t stop there. They are also using the latest Plasma Active; this allows PengPod’s tablets to have touch feartures that were previously only found in iPad and Android tablets."
Android

+ - SPAM: Dual-booting GNU/Linux / Android/Linux tablet almost a reality

Submitted by pushflower
pushflower (2776501) writes "PengPod is over half way to its $49,000 goal at crowdfunding site indiegogo. What does this mean you ask? If their goal is met it will be the first mass-produced dual-booting tablet capable of running GNU/Linux and Android/Linux, but it doesn’t stop there. They are also using the latest Plasma Active; this allows PengPod’s tablets to have touch feartures that were previously only found in iPad and Android tablets."
Android

+ - First dual-booting tablet can run Linux/Android->

Submitted by garbagechuteflyboy
garbagechuteflyboy (2771753) writes "PengPod is the first dual-booting tablet; It's able to run both Linux and Android. Pengpod is now running the latest Plasma Active which gives this powerful Linux tablet features that were previously only available to iPad and Android tablets. PengPod is currently selling Pre-orders on indiegogo.
PengPod hoping to ship inexpensive Linux tablets with 7, 10 inch displays liliputing
Android and Linux on a dual-booting tablet Ars Technica
Meet the PengPod, a 'true Linux' tablet starting at $120 PCWorld"

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