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There seems to be some misinformation here. Plasma Mobile does not require an Android stack. The Nexus 5 example of Plasma Mobile is indeed built on top of an Android (Cyanogenmod) stack, similar to how Sailfish ports use Cyanogenmod for hardware adaptation. If you pick a device which has drivers that only exist for Android, expect it to use Android components. Other ports of Plasma Mobile, including x86 and Raspberry Pi, do not use Android components.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/261575/how-...0s-bash-shell/
You can run Linux programs on Windows through the Windows Subsystem for linux. I got it working on my HP Pro Tablet 608 G1
 

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Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
You can run Linux programs on Windows through the Windows Subsystem for linux.
That's not "running a GNU/Linux machine". Often times, the point of running Linux (or any other FLOSS) system is to NOT run Windows (or any other CS system).
 

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Originally Posted by sulu View Post
That's not "running a GNU/Linux machine". Often times, the point of running Linux (or any other FLOSS) system is to NOT run Windows (or any other CS system).
I realize that, but the functionality is useful.
 

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Also the Windows Subsystem for Linux actually includes a partial copy of Ubuntu with its userland. It is similar to a Chroot.

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Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
I realize that, but the functionality is useful.
I get that, but it is only useful for people that have windoze
 

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Originally Posted by juiceme View Post
I get that, but it is only useful for people that have windoze
Which comprises about 90% of the population
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Originally Posted by juiceme View Post
I get that, but it is only useful for people that have windoze
Which... [edit] damn. Pichlo beat me to it.
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Originally Posted by Ken-Young View Post
I really want to be able to carry a small gnu/linux machine where ever I go. I have two N900s, and even at this late date I don't know of a better choice. But maybe you do. I need X11 support (to handle some work-related legacy apps) so Jolla won't work for me. Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5 works pretty well (20 hours of battery life with light use) but I haven't been able to get Xmer to work, so once again lack of X11 support defeats me. I'd buy a Pyra in a second, even though I care nothing about games, but who knows when they will actually be available. I've pre-ordered a neo900, but frankly updating 2009 hardware to 2011 specs, at significant cost isn't as attractive as it used to be. Making a portable, battery operated Raspberry Pi doesn't seem to work very well, because Raspberry Pis were optimized for low cost, not low power.

I only need WiFi connectivity, since I can tether off my phone.

I'd happily pay up to $1000.

What am I missing? What's the best n900 replacement, supporting GNU and X11, that's shipping today?
hmmm... nope, still the N900! :P
 

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The Windows Subsystem for Linux is a good solution until we get a real Linux Tablet with decent features such as pen support and decent displays. Windows tablets with the Windows Subsystem for Linux are decent stop gap.
 

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