[CentOS] Suggestiong for a tablet computer to run Centos-6/7?

Mon Jun 9 13:48:50 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 6/9/2014 6:25 AM, James B. Byrne wrote:
>   was wondering if there existed a similarly sized/robust tablet that can run
> CentOS-6/7 that anyone would recommend?  I am looking from something that I
> can take on international trips that I can scrub on a regular basis.  But, I
> also desire the software that I am familiar with (CentOS, SSH,
> Open/Libre-Office, Inkscape, Tor Browser, Jitsi, etc.).  I do not really need
> a GarageBand/iTunes replacement.  But I do want a USB connection and the
> ability to run stock CentOS, not some specialised fork thereof.

centos stock doesn't have much in the way of touch screen UI. using a 
touchscreen as a mouse replacement is clumsy and awkward at best.

an x86 PC compatible tablet would be a real battery pig, too.   my 10" 
android tablet has 1GB ram, and 16GB flash, and runs for a week of 
moderate use on a charge, its not even 1/4" thick and weighs ounces.

It *is* possible you could run CentOS on the new Microsoft Surface Pro, 
as thats running Windows 8.1 x86, not some ARM or MIPS version.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
somewhere on the middle of the left coast