That is among the things I'm not happy with the "launch" of Ubuntu for tablet. Honestly, I feel like if they could have gotten a deal with Asus for any of their Transformer lines then Ubuntu would have had serious competitive foundations. I mean you can probably still connect USB based keyboards or peripherals but it's not the same. As for the whole Google for an OS thing...I'm not willing to lay down money to have the constant connectivity that their devices really require to be useful for the most part. I frequent regions of the US with nothing more than dial-up at best. And as much as I would like the convenience that Google offers...the restrictions/limits just seem to much of a trade off.Originally Posted by cavallino
You are still so limited by a touch interface I am not sure a full OS is really helpful. Plus I am so invested in Google that I could never switch.
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What about Windows Pro?Originally Posted by Rookie1337
It will fail no doubt. You don't even have to think about it. Even desktop software for Linux coded in ARM probably won't work well with the tablet interface either. Also, there isn't a chance in hell that you will get your Steam games running on it. It is like getting them to run in Android... it is impossible.Originally Posted by IvantheDugtrio
I wonder what would happen if you try to install regular linux apps, say Steam that weren't designed for ARM processors. I'm guessing it will fail.
Like Rothen pointed out this isn't possible because of architecture (CPU) differences. It's the reason MS made RT and you can't use the same exes from Win7/8 with RT.Originally Posted by IvantheDugtrio
I wonder what would happen if you try to install regular linux apps, say Steam that weren't designed for ARM processors. I'm guessing it will fail somehow but if you do this on an atom based smartphone it might just work. Then you just have to work on getting TF2 and other compatible games working.