Linked by lemur2 on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:24 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Netbook innovator Asustek has announced that it will ship three models of its Eee PC with Ubuntu 10.10 preinstalled. Canonical announced Asus' decision to load the Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX with Ubuntu 10.10 from 1 June as one that will "make it one of the most user-friendly PCs on the market". Asus said that "many more" Eee PC models running Ubuntu will be available later this year. Linux fans will hope that in the three years since Asus started shipping Linux on its Eee PCs users will have realised that Linux is far more lightweight and suited to netbook computing than Windows.
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No, no, what I'm talking about is a fundamental incompatibility of current tablet hardware (relatively small finger-based touchscreen with no stylus support) with productive tasks.

Let's face it, Photoshop for iOS is nowhere near the capabilities of the desktop/laptop version. Question is, could it even be, while using such a low-powered interface ?

Of course, you are right that the tablet productivity problem might still be solved before the mythical Year of the Linux Desk... err... Laptop happens ;)

Edited 2011-06-04 14:10 UTC

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