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VIDEO: Windows 7 Running On JooJoo Tablet

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.

  • the_krasno
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    ... 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
    So much better that the ipad.
    It's like a PC vs a fat shiny phone.
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  • tipoo
    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
    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
    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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