SternisheFan (2529412) writes "by Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica: PengPod tablets, made by a company called Peacock Imports, will dual-boot Android 4.0 and a version of Linux with the KDE Plasma Active interface for touch screens. But in order to reserve a tablet for yourself, you’ll have to contribute to the company’s crowdfunding project on Indiegogo and hope enough money is raised to begin production. The folks behind PengPod are off to a slow start, with $769 raised toward its goal of $49,000, which must be met by Dec. 2. Small donations starting at $10 will reserve bootable SD cards preloaded with Linux images suitable for PengPod devices, while $99 will provide a PengPod700 7-inch tablet with 1GB RAM and 8GB SSD. Donating $185 will get you a PengPod1000 10-inch tablet, also with 1GB RAM and 8GB SSD. For $85, there’s a "PengStick" mini PC that can hook up to a monitor or TV and run Android or Linux.
"Our goal is to build a powerful, True Linux Tablet, one free of Google and Android's restrictions, at a reasonable price," the PengPod IndieGogo page says. "If you're a Linux fanatic you probably ended up getting an Android phone. Hey, it's Linux right? It'll be open, run all the programs I'm familiar with and let me hack around and have some fun right? Too often, this is not so. That is why we set out to find a way to run real Linux and all the software you really want.""
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