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Old December 15th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Notion Adam vs Netbook & android software questions

Being used to linux I want to have full control, install whatever I want, do what I want with my new tablet.

I have been waiting for a long time for the Notion Ink Adam for one main reason - to have the Pixel Qi screen. The device seems pretty sweet so I have been waiting out for this instead of making my own PixelQi Netbook for a little less the price. The reason for this is that, sitting in an airport, say, it's just nicer to sit with a tablet than fiddle with a Netbook... that's the only reason really.

However, I read today that the android app market might not work with the Adam.

Has anyone heard anything about that?

The other thing that makes me wonder about getting this tablet is that,
it's $550 and I won't be able to run Excel for work things and RosettaStone for language learning. However... there might be a possibility of cross compiling/quick redevelopment of linux packages from source... so we get access to all that... right?

I wonder if there might be a VMWare for Android in later versions.
And I also wonder what I'm getting myself into with Android... whether I might be getting into a legally/physically limited version of linux in a way (in which case perhaps I prefer a Windows Netbook in any case)... I mean... if they want DRM support perhaps they might try to build some pain in the ass thing into the kernel anyway... I don't know.


So I guess what I'm looking for is.... is it wise to wait/get a Norton Adam (I'm happy to wait a bit more)... or spend ~$100 less on a homemade N130 Netbook with dual boot Winbloze/linux & a pixelQi screen?

-j
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