Hello dear all.
I'm thinking about purchasing some device that is portable, better if
it has a touch screen.
I would love your opinion and maybe know about some devices I'm not
aware yet that are Linux-friendly or have standard components.
The possibilities are:
Netbook / Barebone / UMPC / Headless-Board devices:
* pros: portable, powerful, versatile, multipurpose, you can use
almost any repository and distro (x86/x86_64 arq.), multiple
connections, compatible HW out-of-the-box, UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs)
have touch screens
* cons: some don't have (touch)screen, some don't have HD, you need
peripherals (mouse, keyboard), poor HW compatibility (touch screen one
of the cases), ARM sometimes is not enough for audio
* pros: GUI really touch-driven, don't need peripherals, multi-core
chips, some companies have Android tablets but they also publish
Debian/Linux images for the device you could tweak (Archos), HW
is/could be Linux compatible if it runs on Android, USB compliant HW
* cons: limited power (ARM sometimes is not enough for audio), don't
have typical Linux-audio SW and repositories, scarce quality
audio-apps, proprietary connectors, you have to develop a mobile
version of your apps, latency is an important issue on Android
I guess our friends at Indamixx surely had to deal with something like
this at the time, and now there's even more choices with a flood of
portable touch devices everywhere.
Thanks all in advance.
P.D: Here are some examples to illustrate:
* Musix GNU+Linux
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