Linux.com

Home News Hardware Laptops Will Tablet Computers Finally Matter?

Will Tablet Computers Finally Matter?

For all the hype about the rumored Apple Tablet, the 'will they or won't they' about Microsoft's Courier tablet, and a host of actual tablet announcements such as Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 and the Dell's still unnamed slate, everyone seems to have forgotten one tiny, little fact: tablets have been around forever and have never, ever lived up to their buzz.

Back in 1987, Go Corp. was the first company to really try to get tablet-based computing off the ground. It quickly crashed. Then, in 1993, Apple tried to make a go of pen/tablet-based computing with the Newton. It flopped. In 2000, Microsoft started toying with the idea of a dedicated tablet. Guess what happened to all its plans? They too all pretty much came to nothing.

 

Read More

 

Comments

Subscribe to Comments Feed

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFD320 Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
    03 Nov » 07 Nov - Virtual
    Details
  2. LFS416 Linux Security
    03 Nov » 06 Nov - Virtual
    Details
  3. LFS426 Linux Performance Tuning
    10 Nov » 13 Nov - Virtual
    Details

View All Upcoming Courses

Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Linux.com Newsletter


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board