openSUSE Powers Warrior Tablet Series from MJ Technology

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The following article has been contributed by Douglas DeMaio, openSUSE PR Expert at SUSE.

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It’s official: the Warrior Tablet made by MJ Technology and powered by openSUSE is ready for the world; now it just needs funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Avid Linux users can reap the benefits of four 10.1” Linux tablets offered by MJ Techology. The specifications of the four tablets vary in power and cost, but all come with the power of Linux and openSUSE at the core.

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The preinstalled image on the Warrior Tablet Series is GNOME on openSUSE Leap, but users are also welcome to switch to Tumbleweed. Any hardware support will be upstream via the Open Build Service and will not impede different usage patterns, so there is no lock-in, which gives the user choice.

The tablets offer openSUSE Leap as a sole operating system for personal use, or you can also opt for a dual boot system with Windows 10. System administrators needing to manage multiple servers remotely can fulfill needs with the World’s First actual Made-for-Linux x86/x64 Tablet.

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At openSUSE, we are really excited about the implications this tablet has for openSUSE and the greater Free and Open Source Software communities. openSUSE has always been an advocate for inclusion and this tablet offers an approach to have a Made-for-Linux x86/x64 Tablet running other popular Linux distributions.

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The four Warrior series tablets offer either the Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8750 or x5-Z8350 processor and users have the benefit with openSUSE to choose what desktop environment they want.

MJ Technology, through its crowdfunding campaign, seeks to raise $100,000.00 for the factory start-up and initial tooling costs to help bring the tablet design to the world market. Eight developers and engineers with a combined 50 years in mobile technology fields made the devices work seamlessly and are planning to improve aspects of the design going forward as well and bring other distributions to the tablet; openSUSE’s distribution is just the beginning. Once the openSUSE powered tablet is successfully funded, expansion to include other distributions as well as improving features and functionality will begin.

Editor’s Note (chabowski) smiley: You might want to think about contributing to this Indiegogo crowdfunding project – it is really easy to do so. I just contributed myself. 

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  • tech9iner says:

    Eh.. ahem.. am I the only sod noting ‘Tumbleweet’ amongst the article’s tags?! Is this correct in some language other than English perhaps? #JustSayin ;]]]

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    Meike Chabowski
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    Meike Chabowski

    Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.