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When are the Fedora ARM or Fedora distro's coming out with a tablet OS ?

asked 2014-08-10 19:11:40 -0500

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Just wondering if i should care on this front because i would rather have a Fedora or Red Hat OS than android.

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answered 2014-08-11 01:44:54 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

It is technically already available IMO, because Fedora has gracefully made its way into the ARM Architecture, and it is actually pretty reliable. Since you indicate Android, I will direct you to a couple of good tutorials on that:

So, theoretically speaking, first of all, you would need a "rooted" Android device.

Rooting the Android device

To do that, check this link out: .

To root your Android device, it is as easy as turning on developer mode, getting an app called Kingo Android Root, connect it to your computer, and proceed with the install (Note: this might require a Windows machine, but I am not sure).

Install using Fedora ARM Installer

Then, you would use the Fedora ARM installer as shown here:

To install this in Fedora, you can install using

yum install fedora-arm-installer

On Windows, to install, go to the zip link on the link above ( ).

Proceed with the installation and boot into a perfect Fedora desktop (you might have to tweak the touch settings, etc. though).

Alternatives (not known very well)

Fedlet, a partially tested fork of Fedora, more info available at:

Pretty outdated guide on accessing Fedora through VNC/SSHD:

Previous answer (edited out repeated bits) :)

Fedora is available for ARM processors here.

Here is a bunch of links/tutorials about installing Linux (usually Fedora) on a tablet (usually Android):

Try installing from

Some Android apps that could help: COSTS MONEY

Post-install recommendations:

-Do not choose a heavy desktop manager (e.g. KDE). Go for XFCE, LXDE, Mate, Cinnamon, etc.

-Minimalize the Fedora install (for example, remove abrt and plymouth)

-Don't install desktop themes

-Don't run too many processes at once

-Use a lightweight version of a program (e.g. Midori vs Firefox)

-Run ps aux when on battery and kill unnecessary programs when on battery

-Use a USB Keyboard

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If you're reluctant or worried about your device, do not do this. Not many people have tried this before and while it is a pretty widely-known idea, not many people try it.

Check out my previous answer here: . And if it helps, please upvote :).

If this doesn't work, I know you can safely install Ubuntu Touch on Androids as well. If you might like ... (more)

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answered 2014-08-11 02:20:40 -0500

hedayat gravatar image

I have not seen any plans for creating a 'Tablet OS'. Fedora ARM is mainly focused on bringing Fedora proper to ARM. However, considering the move, they might consider this. I'd suggest bringing up the issue to Fedora -devel list or Fedora ARM list. It'd be interesting to have a 'Fedora Tablet Product' for example based on Plasma desktop which is (AFAIK) tablet oriented (or have a tablet version).

However, actually Gnome Shell might be considered suitable for Tablet too, so you might successfully try a Fedora Gnome desktop on a tablet. You might already try that!

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I would vote for Plasma for -President- Tablets.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2014-08-11 13:03:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-13 17:32:38 -0500

baoboa gravatar image

I am not sure we will see soon an arm tablet running fedora natively (touch screen+gpu).

I put my bet on a bay trail tablet, see this blog.

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