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Old 16-04-2014, 17:11   #1
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TABLETS: Opencpn, OS & Summary Links

First, a quick note in general, some of this is pretty venturesome and not for all of us to try.

I looked into making a dual boot Android Tablet, because Linux is the parent environment...
Armido is our local expert on Building on the Motorola Zoom see and his complete instructions are here Building on Motorola Xoom | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Run Ubuntu on your Android Tablet - YouTube

Run Ubuntu on your Android Tablet €” Opensourcegangster
VNC server - Android Apps on Google Play

I am sure there are other ways of doing it and I should probably refer to the Opencpn threads on this more, but I am not so sure I'm ready to root a new Samsung Note Tablet.

Then looked at Linux Tablets and did not find many configured for sale, found the following resources, and learned that there may be a large fee for configured Ubuntu on Tablet software, but for now there does not seem to be a fee.
Ubuntu on Tablet Ubuntu on tablets | Ubuntu
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These links are some quick references for various C&S OS threads discussion:
Windows 8 Geolocation Server (used to connect to on board GPS sensors)-
Geolocation TCP NMEA Instruments | Official OpenCPN Homepage
Petrisimon's website


Touch Screen Optimizations - General Discussion about improvements

Please go ahead and add other better links.
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