I was super stoked about the potential of this device in spite of the numerous reports on just how anemic the device is. I've written about it numerous times, tested all the things and even wrote some special scripts, configuration and mods - but I'm throwing in the towel! Even Linux can't make this device useful.
Part VI of the ongoing series. To read Part V go here. Resurrecting a laughably under-powered tablet.
Honestly, we have had enough. Pushing Linux where others have failed but first; a prelude. If you'd like to skip the angry-man op-ed and just get to the actual tutorial, start here: How to install Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on the HP Envy Note 8.
Part II of the ongoing series. To read the Part I go here. Initial installation requirements and initial positive results on the HP Envy Note 8. This is using kernel 4.15.0-34 generic.
Part III of the ongoing series. To read the Part II go here. This section on mapping, driving directions and of course troubleshooting GPS.
Part IV of the ongoing series. To read the Part III go here. There are some things that can make your experience using Ubuntu on a mobile device much easier. This section on various tweaks, shortcuts, creature comforts and other niceties using a Linux-based mobile/tablet screen.
Part V of the ongoing series. To read the Part IV go here. Can a sim card provide mobile data? Depends. Here's how to check and get your mobile broadband connection up and running on Ubuntu!