1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I'm considering replacing my current laptop with an Android tablet, but there are some applications I need to be able to run that do not (as far as I know) have Android ports available. Many of these are standard and simple installations for normal Linux systems; can I install them on a rooted android device?

    Examples include:
    LaTeX (VerbTeX a poor but acceptable substitute)
    ROOT (CERN data analysis package)
    SSH (ConnectBot works; does it include X11 forwarding (-Y option)? Sounds like it isn't, because X11 isn't present in Android.)
    Even something as common as gcc

    Alternately, it appears possible to just run a virtual Ubuntu on an Android machine.

    Any insight/advice? Am I better off just using a real computer for these tasks?

    Thanks,
    Mikiko
    04-04-2019 03:38 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    No. AFAIK Linux on DeX is still in beta and is only usable on a high end Samsung tablet, which costs more than a lot of non-gaming laptops. You'll save more money and headaches just goinh with an actual laptop for your purposes.
    04-04-2019 03:53 AM
  3. methodman89's Avatar
    You may also consider using remote access. Leave your current work computers on and link it to your tab. I did this in the past with tabs and my chrome book. Good luck.
    04-05-2019 08:49 AM

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