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Linux Journal: Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux

Feb 18, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael George)


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"A few months ago, I was talking to the owner of a locally run ISP, Mutual Data Services, and he mentioned he had purchased a ViewSonic Tablet PC some months before. He planned to use it at his various wireless access points to do maintenance on his equipment. It came with Windows 98, and he was not impressed. As he puts it:

"Imagine our frustration that the tablet we paid big bucks for crashed as a daily occurrence. The manufacturer refused to allow us to return it, saying the operating system is the problem. We would do a restore, and it would run for a day and then crash again. We gave up on using it as designed and thought maybe Linux would work and save the tablet from the junk box.

"I offered to take the system and put Linux on it. The first thing I did was Google to see if I could find any information on installing Linux on this hardware, but I found nothing. So I thought it might be useful to other owners of this model to write this article. If others ran into the same situation that Mutual Data Services did, several of these systems may be lying around and gathering dust..."

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