Good Linux distro for tablets?

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  1. SomeGamer
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    Basically I have a Toshiba WT310 tablet with Windows 8.1 on it. Got fed up with Microsoft pushing Win10. Wanting to switch to Linux. Any help is appreciated.
     
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    I installed it on my Lenovo T61 laptop, it's great, but how can I do hold-to-right-click and on-screen keyboard?
     
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    Check this out
    http://www.ubuntu.com/tablet
     
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    Ubuntu is pretty much the only "touch friendly" distro out there.
     
  8. SomeGamer
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    But there isn't a tablet version, is there?
     
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    For what it is worth cant debian run on touch screen devices?
     
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    I can run, but actually using the touch screen is far from an optimal experience.
     
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    You actually should be able to boot a liveUSB version onto it. Looking at the specs, it just looks like a normal laptop stripped of most of the laptop features. But I can't seem to find a guide on how to install Ubuntu on it :unsure:
     
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    I looked to but could not find anything either
     
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    I just looked up booting from USB, I couldn't find anything on this :unsure: I've rarely run into computers/tablets with so little documentation or at least ones made by such an established company like Toshiba.
     
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    No so much Ubuntu, but Unity which is the default window manager or whatever it's called. If you're willing to put a small amount of effort in, you can get Unity going on otherwise more accessible distros, namely Linux Mint.
     
  16. SomeGamer
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    I can put the desktop version of Ubuntu on my tablet fine. I can even use the touch screen. It's just the long press to right click and the auto appearing and disappearing virtual keyboard I need to get working.