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The iPad's Linux Competition

Apr 02, 2010, 20:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I get all the excitement about Apple's iPad. Even if it is just an iPad Touch writ large, that would be enough to make me want one as well. But, the $499 price-tag give me pause, and I'm not crazy about Apple's locked-door policy towards developers and their iPad applications. That's why I've been looking forward to the other cheaper, more open, and Linux-based tablets.

"Now that the iPad is being shipped, it's becoming clearer who's going to be shipping Linux-powered iPad competitors first. You can expect to see a flood of Google Android devices coming to the world from many of the Taiwanese computer vendors. These will include tablets from Acer, Asustek, BenQ, and MSI."

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