Hacking with x86 Windows Tablet and mobile devices on Debian

Speaker: Kenji Shimono

Track: Embedded

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)


Room: Xueshan (雪山) Live Stream

Time: Aug 04 (Sat), 14:00

Duration: 0:50

Tablet devices are too attractive mobile computer devices now. They are too inexpensive, lightweight, large display, touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, battery and more. They can buy only US$ 20~ (only used Tablets). Used Tablet is more inexpensive than RaspberryPi 2 or 3. But they can use iOS, Android, Windows only. No Linux Distributions on Tablet. They can’t use LibreOffice and the other Linux applications. New generation peoples doesn’t have to need and want to use traditional computer? Smartphones and tablets are necessary to use Linux Distributions for new generation peoples. I feel that it will become an era when it is difficult for new generation peoples to use desktop Linux.

In this session, I will talk about 「Install and use Intel ATOM Tablet, UMPC and install grub2 bootloader on Debian」. The Linux kernel evolved rapidly from Kernel 4.9LTS to 4.16LTS. A lot of inexpensive devices can use more attractive Linux devices driver now, like a touchscreen. Recently Linux Kernel has evolved rapidly to use on x86 ATOM devices, Tablet, Stick PC, Apollo-Lake devices, UMPC GPD-WIN and GPD-Pocket. A lot of mobile devices can use Debian, and others now! Let’s install Linux on Tablet and any mobile devices.