Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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Can it run Linux?
by evert on Tue 19th Jun 2012 09:46 UTC
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2005-07-06

Seriously, I'm impressed, but I like the option to install a second operating system, just for in case.

Also, the question "but can it run XYZ" is important because I like to have control / freedom with the hardware I buy.

And buying this beauty is definitly something I would consider.

Probebly I would also like the Metro UI on a device like this.

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RE: Can it run Linux?
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 09:49 in reply to "Can it run Linux?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The Intel version might have luck running Linux (The issue would likely be Touchscreen and other sensor drivers) but on ARM? Likely not, unless you're comfortable with a SecureBoot signed Fedora distro.

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