Linked by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:31 UTC
KDE KDE reaches out to another device form factor. Plasma's plugin-based design is at work again, after launching KDE special netbook interface. This time around, the KDE team presents its Plasma Tablet interface.
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RE: Great
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 16th Aug 2010 13:35 UTC in reply to "Great"
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I'm sure the nerds in the world that actually want a tablet with Linux on will be verx pleased.

Everyone else will stick with iTablet

I don't know what an iTablet is. A cheap knock off of the iPad from China I assume. Though I have no idea why a cheap knock off should prevail.

Free Software is actually dominating the current tablet landscape. iPad's iOS is a BSD Unix with an proprietary high level layer. Lower level layers like LLVM, WebKit, Bonjour, etc. are all FOSS with contributions by Apple to the appropriate upstream projects. In fact it's likely that FreeBSD 9 will move to the LLVM-based compiler infrastructure Apple is developing for iOS applications (clang).

On the Linux side the future looks promising as well: Android is already in use on Archos tablets with more on the horizon with Android 3.0.
MeeGo has also gathered some followers from the industry.
And webOS will power HP's upcoming Palmpad.

KDE's Plasma is only one player in the diverse FOSS landscape that runs on almost all tablets.

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