[maemo-users] iPad

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Thu Jan 28 17:58:03 EET 2010
On Thursday 28 January 2010 16:36:16 Mark wrote:
> The thing is, Maemo is only necessary on small devices with limited screen
> real estate and non-X86-compatible processors. In a tablet of the iPad's
> size, there's no reason not to use an Atom and full-blown desktop Linux.
> Mark

Finger based keyboardless input. That killed full-blown desktop Linux and apps 
right there. In fact, that is one of , if not the most important reason why 
the original TabletPC was a flop. I don't see any rationale in (current-gen) 
embedded X86 if you want linux on it, either, but that's just me (ARM is 
cheaper, is far more power efficient, allows always-on, and, with A9-MPcores, 
*at least* on par performance-wise). 

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