Open Linux-Based Spark Tablet Now Available For Preorder

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WaterRabbit

Freedom to do what you want with equipment that you own, Think About It. Yes it is not free and yes most of us will pass on it and go back to the nice corral with the other sheep that MS and Apple built for it's comfy consumer sheep.
Well, this sheep is jumping the fence and buying one! Long Live Linux!

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d3v

It's going to flop so badly!

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illusionslayer

A tablet for the same price as others that can do a lot more?

Yeah I'm sure no one will buy that.

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OCFRED

You confuse this primitive device with MetroVistaultraBluMacPod8's, which need all the help they can get keeping up to power demands (tough some are better than others). This is much like European cars; stylish, practical & thrifty yet usually only found wadded up in some rusty pickups fender.

If for nothing else but to keep the OS fork less traveled moving I want one.

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Engelsstaub

I think GNOME 3, and its further development, has some serious tablet potential. I'm sure Mark Shuttleworth/Ubuntu will have some interesting stuff in the future as well.

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Zoandar

Somehow I expected higher technology in a tablet clearly designed by the 'Linux crowd'. At least a dual core proc and several GB of memory. And maybe a high-res display, or better still AMOLED. :-)

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biggiebob12345

+1 seems a bit weak in the spec department.

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aarcane

Will it run Android ICS or Gnome Shell if I want it to?

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illusionslayer

Android support will come and sincce it's linux you can install whatever you want.

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