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I have 3 young children and my wife has asked that the girls get a tablet, for basic gaming, and online web tutorials (school work usually).

Has anyone created or built a good affordable Linux tablet? Could anyone provide advice on good cheaper hardware that I could use to build their tablets.

What OS would I use to create the tablet Fedora, Ubuntu or Meego https://meego.com/ ?

Looking for ideas on how best to go about achieving the project, any ideas welcome.

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closed as not constructive by Gilles, Michael Mrozek Mar 24 '12 at 0:56

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Welcome to Stack exchange. This is a questions and answers site. Shopping advice does not work well here, please read Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping!. Besides, you can't afford to build one tablet, these things have to be mass-produced. Any tablet you buy will have an OS already. – Gilles Mar 23 '12 at 23:33
@Gillies I don't agree with the thread being unconstructive. Its unique and something that no other thread directly answered. If a person can't afford an Ippad or an Ipad is not appropriate cost for the age of the children then bulding a good tablet for your children would be a good project. I am sure others would have acheived this and would like there input. Which specific words need changing so I can get this valuable topic restarted? – sayth Mar 24 '12 at 5:36
For others who comes searching here is the links to fedora and opensuse arm. fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM en.opensuse.org/Portal:ARM – sayth Mar 24 '12 at 5:43
For the second and last time: buying an already-made tablet will cost you a lot less than building your own, because it's mass produced and you can't buy the parts individually anyway. An iPad is about the most expensive you'll find; cheaper tablets usually run Android. – Gilles Mar 24 '12 at 14:10
For the cheapest hardware, you could try China (like dx.com). The hw will be very low-spec and even suspicious and the software outdated. – XTL Mar 26 '12 at 6:36