Vivaldi Tablet

Open Slate openslateproj at
Tue Mar 27 22:03:30 UTC 2012

Jumping in a bit late. I have had a goal of FreeBSD on a slate/tablet
computer for roughly ten years. The comments in this thread echo my
experience. Put simply, the primary focus of FreeBSD has been as a server.
The Gnome team has worked hard to bring the OS to the desktop, with limited

There are many things required before my slate concept can be realized.

    o power management
    o pen digitizer interface
    o HWR
    o pen friendly UI comparable to Newton OS
    o components that support a self-made (maker) approach to the hardware

I still hold on to my goal. No telling when enough people will get

On Mar 27, 2012 9:46 AM, "Gary Kline" <kline at> wrote:

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:28:50AM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:28:50 +1000
> From: Da Rock <freebsd-questions at>
> Subject: Re: Vivaldi Tablet
> To: Chuck Swiger <cswiger at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at

> On 03/27/12 09:32, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> >On Mar 26, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Da Rock wrote:
> >>To ex...
       you guys have any thoughts about a tiny {7"} keyboard
       plugin?  i'm wondering if my VBC project might work with
       this tablet.  i've never seen a keyboard that small.  nice
       tablet, tho.


       PS: i keep looking for tablets with a real keyboard.  not
       very much.  So far... .

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