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honeybear
October 4th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Hi,

I would like to hang on the wall in the kitchen a screen (e.g. x86 or tablet or arm... machine), and it would help for various things.

- Which OS? - Of course, Ubuntu ! :) Ubuntu would be ideal. Maemo (http://maemo.org/downloads/) could be nice as well (Screenshots 1 (http://wiki.maemo.org/PyMaemo/Screenshots) 2 (http://maemo-wordpy.garage.maemo.org/screenshots.html)). However one can not run any version Maemo as a native OS on an x86 PC.

- Price? - That's here the main point. What would be the cheapest solution? Tablets are an option. They are often a bit expensive. Another solution. A mini-pc plus a touchscreen screen, but this is even more expensive :( :( :( The size of the screen could be important. The bigger the greater.

Edit: By the way, I need Ethernet cable + wifi.

Any of your inputs are greatly welcome for further discussion.

Thank you

LinTux
October 4th, 2011, 01:18 AM
No tablet, that i know of, runs ubuntu. However you could try to root an existing Android tablet and install Ubuntu on it, but you probably would get a mess of drivers. Alternatively you could get a windows tablet and try NDISwrapper with the drivers

honeybear
October 4th, 2011, 01:35 AM
No tablet, that i know of, runs ubuntu. However you could try to root an existing Android tablet and install Ubuntu on it, but you probably would get a mess of drivers. Alternatively you could get a windows tablet and try NDISwrapper with the drivers

thanks
Info: The Android Samsung Galaxy Tab costs about 300-350 Euros.

earthpigg
October 4th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Any reason you'd prefer Maemo to either stock Android or one of the custom ROMs that exist, and perhaps a little remote desktop sprinkled on top (since this thing will live on your home wifi network)?

halibaitor
October 4th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Can the hinges on a netbook be modified to allow it to lay flat when open?

LinTux
October 4th, 2011, 04:21 AM
Ethernet will be hard to get on a tablet.

Maybe an all-in-one would be better suited: fewer cables, built-in touchscreen, usually has a ton of screen space. the only problem is that they are a lot more expensive than a tablet

drawkcab
October 4th, 2011, 06:01 AM
If you're just looking up recipes and stuff, I'd get a cheapie (sub $200) 8" tablet from Archos or the like running android.

If you wanna watch videos and the like, then I'd get something nicer.

Zlatan
October 4th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Hi,

I would like to hang on the wall in the kitchen a screen (e.g. x86 or tablet or arm... machine), and it would help for various things.

- Which OS? - Of course, Ubuntu ! :) Ubuntu would be ideal. Maemo (http://maemo.org/downloads/) could be nice as well (Screenshots 1 (http://wiki.maemo.org/PyMaemo/Screenshots) 2 (http://maemo-wordpy.garage.maemo.org/screenshots.html)). However one can not run any version Maemo as a native OS on an x86 PC.

- Price? - That's here the main point. What would be the cheapest solution? Tablets are an option. They are often a bit expensive. Another solution. A mini-pc plus a touchscreen screen, but this is even more expensive :( :( :( The size of the screen could be important. The bigger the greater.

Edit: By the way, I need Ethernet cable + wifi.

Any of your inputs are greatly welcome for further discussion.

Thank you

Anything on dealextream should be OK to get broken in kitchen:)

honeybear
October 4th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Ethernet will be hard to get on a tablet.

Maybe an all-in-one would be better suited: fewer cables, built-in touchscreen, usually has a ton of screen space. the only problem is that they are a lot more expensive than a tablet

pitty :(

An what about a tablet apple or samsung that we install ubuntu on it? Possible?

Then for ethernet, via USB adapter <-> ethernet, no?

It would be cheap + with a large touchscreen, no?