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VIDEO: Windows 7 Running On JooJoo Tablet

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It looks like the people over on the JooJoo forums are working hard to run alternative OSes on their devices.

The JooJoo wasn't exactly a hot device when it launched. It was expensive and all it did was surf the web. Unsurprisingly, not many people were willing to fork out $500 for a device that packs a browser and not much else. It's unfortunate, because the device is actually rather sexy looking, but there just wasn't enough going on to tempt people. But what if it ran Windows 7?

A member of the JooJoo forums, darkdavy, has hacked his JooJoo to run Windows 7. He admits that it's running quite hot at the moment but the touchscreen capabilities are in full working order and the battery is lasting up to four hours on one charge. Darkdavy says everything is working fine save for the accelerometers. However, this is easily solved by using display rotation. Engadget points out that other members of the forums have successfully installed Windows 7 Home and Windows Embedded Compact 7 on the Linux-based tablet.

Check out the video below or head on over to the JooJoo forums to see the orignal post for youreself.

Windows 7 Running on the JooJoo

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    killerclick , June 16, 2010 11:08 PM
    Ragnar-KonIf you went to the thread on JooJoo, you would quickly find out that he said it was running "quite hot."


    Quite hot, are you sure? Why, that's almost alarmingly hot.
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    the_krasno , June 16, 2010 10:47 PM
    How hot is this running? Cause it seems too good to be true so it must have a huge drawback. Else I'm buying and trying this!
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    Ragnar-Kon , June 16, 2010 11:04 PM
    the_krasnoHow hot is this running? Cause it seems too good to be true so it must have a huge drawback. Else I'm buying and trying this!

    If you went to the thread on JooJoo, you would quickly find out that he said it was running "quite hot."
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    killerclick , June 16, 2010 11:08 PM
    Ragnar-KonIf you went to the thread on JooJoo, you would quickly find out that he said it was running "quite hot."


    Quite hot, are you sure? Why, that's almost alarmingly hot.
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    gekko668 , June 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    If it runs win 7 OS without any problems, I would buy the Joojoo in a heart beat as my go-any-where tablet.
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    Ragnar-Kon , June 16, 2010 11:09 PM
    killerclickQuite hot, are you sure? Why, that's almost alarmingly hot.

    I just quoted from the thread (which it also says in this article). And obviously this has some drawbacks, as the JooJoo only has a 4gb SSD. So you have to install a vlite version of Windows... and you won't exactly have much room for anything else.
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    DjEaZy , June 16, 2010 11:25 PM
    ... now i understand, why iPad haz iOS... not $Leopard... Win7 and OSX Leopars need to use a mouse... the UI is not fully optimized for touch or multitouch...
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    dan117 , June 16, 2010 11:33 PM
    So much better that the ipad.
    It's like a PC vs a fat shiny phone.
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    tipoo , June 16, 2010 11:34 PM
    They should have went with a full OS like Ubuntu MID edition or Ubuntu Netbook Remix to start with...The custom Linux they have on there is rather anemic.
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    vant , June 16, 2010 11:38 PM
    This tablet is full of fail. 4GB SSD? 1GB RAM? Can you imagine running XP or 7 on those mediocre specs? No wireless-N? This is 2010 isn't it?

    Fusion Garage is a terrible and devious company. Stole the idea of an open tablet, and made it their own for profit.
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    Pyroflea , June 16, 2010 11:50 PM
    vantFusion Garage is a terrible and devious company. Stole the idea of an open tablet, and made it their own for profit.


    So what you're saying is every product made, excluding the original, is stealing? Hell, 100% of companies are thieves then. Better get them all shut down and the CEO's and Presidents in prison.
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    kelemvor4 , June 17, 2010 12:54 AM
    vantThis tablet is full of fail. 4GB SSD? 1GB RAM? Can you imagine running XP or 7 on those mediocre specs? No wireless-N? This is 2010 isn't it?


    Yep, it's crap from what I've seen. $500 to "try" and run windows on a device and you won't even have support from the company that sold it? Not from my wallet.
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    the_krasno , June 17, 2010 1:26 AM
    vantThis tablet is full of fail. 4GB SSD? 1GB RAM? Can you imagine running XP or 7 on those mediocre specs? No wireless-N? This is 2010 isn't it?Fusion Garage is a terrible and devious company. Stole the idea of an open tablet, and made it their own for profit.


    What about running programs externally via USB hard drive?
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    orionite , June 17, 2010 1:46 AM
    PyrofleaSo what you're saying is every product made, excluding the original, is stealing? Hell, 100% of companies are thieves then. Better get them all shut down and the CEO's and Presidents in prison.

    Maybe he is talking about this: http://econsultancy.com/blog/5047-crunchpad-fiasco-think-ip-isn-t-important-think-again
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    zoemayne , June 17, 2010 2:50 AM
    didnt they file for bankruptcy?
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    dEAne , June 17, 2010 4:00 AM
    This product still have lots to solve, I say it is not quite a good buy.
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2010 4:34 AM
    1) Further posts on the forum imply that the heat problem has been overcome.
    2) There are efforts underway to locate larger compatible mSata SSD drives.
    3) You can always use the USB port for secondary storage.

    I think its a lovely 1st Generation product, but now that the public feedback is coming in they should look at a Version 2 with some improvements.

    If you don't want to hack, wait for ExoPC or Asus to release theirs.
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    mlopinto2k1 , June 17, 2010 5:09 AM
    with Jager and Coors Light in my stomach, I am going to say that the JooJoo, is pretty fucking sweet.
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    henrystrawn , June 17, 2010 5:33 AM
    I personally am waiting on Asus. I need an "answer" to my wife's ipad, I just want to make sure it is truly more functional. If buy Christmas nothing has hit the marketplace, I will be buying my first apple product. Say it ain't so.....
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    randomizer , June 17, 2010 6:20 AM
    the_krasnoWhat about running programs externally via USB hard drive?

    So you have to carry two things instead of one? Talk about adding bulk. Might as well just buy a laptop and be done with it.
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    bhaberle , June 17, 2010 7:02 AM
    vantThis tablet is full of fail. 4GB SSD? 1GB RAM? Can you imagine running XP or 7 on those mediocre specs? No wireless-N? This is 2010 isn't it?Fusion Garage is a terrible and devious company. Stole the idea of an open tablet, and made it their own for profit.


    Can you do better?
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