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Linux tablet runs Windows and Mac OS X, too

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Axon touts its Haptic tablet as giving "you the choice of easily choosing which OS you want to boot up to, whether you want Linux the one day or Windows the next."

The device apparently ships without any installed operating system, but a hidden hard disk partition is said to include the kernel and system-specific kexts (kernel extensions) for Darwin, the open-source, UNIX-like OS that's at the heart of Apple's OS X. "That means you can effortlessly install your favorite Darwin OS," the company adds.

Darwin, currently available in a distribution known as Pure Darwin, cannot itself run Macintosh OS X applications. But, by including the Apple logo on an image of the Haptic (below), Axon is clearly suggesting that its tablet will be able to run the Mac OS.

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Yeah, putting a spinning mechanical 320G harddrive in a tablet is sure to be a great idea, right?

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