Windows 8, Ubuntu Dual Boot On The ExoPC

I spent part of the weekend installing the Windows 8 Developer Preview on an ExoPC X86 tablet. The ExoPC already had three versions of Linux on it; Ubuntu 11.04, the MeeGo 1.2 tablet preview and WeTab, which is a third party disto based on MeeGo. I wanted to keep the other OSs if possible. Lots of guides to dual booting Windows and Linux claim that you need to install Windows first as it will take over you hard drive and obliterate … Continue reading

Running The WeTab MeeGo OS On The ExoPC

The WeTab is a MeeGo tablet from Munich based  4tiitoo AG. The tablet’s hardware is similar to the ExoPC MeeGo tablet that I got at an Intel developer event recently.  Both tablets are manufactured by Pegatron, a division of ASUS. The only hardware differences are that the WeTab has less RAM (1GB vs 2GB) and a smaller solid state drive (choice of 16 GB or 32 GB vs 64 GB) and the fact that the WeTab can optionally have a 3G … Continue reading

Getting Started with MeeGo Tablet – Upgrading The OS And Installing Apps.

Intel was giving away ExoPC MeeGo tablets to interested developers at AppNation last week and they were nice enough to give me one. I’ve been playing with it off and on for the last week and wanted to share my impressions as someone who is just getting started with MeeGo. Disclaimer: I’m not a MeeGo developer or Linux Guru. I have done a bit of Web and Wintel app development.  My only Linux experience is using Ubuntu as my main … Continue reading

APPNATION: MeeGo Offers Developers Tools, Support and A Tablet

I attended an Intel AppUp Application Lab at APPNATION in San Francisco today.  The two hour event was targeted at current and potential MeeGo app developers. At the end of the presentation Intel gave every attendee with an Intel Atom powered ExoPC Slate tablet capable of running MeeGo or Windows. AppUp Scott Crabtree from Intel developer relations introduced AppUp which is Intel’s app store. Scott pitched  AppUp as a ground floor opportunity for developers who missed getting in on the iPhone … Continue reading