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Anything the iPad can do, Linux can do better.

Jan 28, 2010, 18:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and, as I predicted a while back, it's really just a big iPod Touch. That's great. I love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there anything here that Linux can't do just as well for less money?

"Now, I do think that the iPad might be a game-changer. But, I don't see it as creating some kind of new kind of computing platform. It's also not going to replace netbooks, notebooks, or PCs.

"Sure, it will come with an iPad version of Apple's iWork office suite, but tell me, have you ever tried to type on a tablet? I have. It doesn't work. You need a real keyboard, and that's why netbooks et. al. will continue to do just fine."

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