Linux-powered iPad-like tablets can't come quickly enough
Jun 10, 2010, 22:41 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Apple has long had a history of being arrogant. But, more often
than not, they've been able to back it up by the quality of their
products. But now, with Apple locking out Adobe Flash and Google
Ads, not to mention their cute trick of setting up an HTML 5 demo
site that only works with Apple's own Safari Web browser, I think
Apple has overstepped their authority. It's time for Linux-powered
smartphones, tablets and devices to give users top-notch
alternatives to Apple's offerings.
"Linux, largely thanks to Google Android, has already made
progress that way in smartphones. Indeed, even hardcore iPhone
users are now thinking about switching to Android phones. There's
also a wave of Linux-powered tablets and would-be iPad rivals on
their way. But they're not here yet.