Hi all my name is Marty, I have used linux for a few years now, and am now looking for a tablet. However, here is the rub, I am not looking for myself, but for my mother who is in a rehab center recovering from spinal surgery. so the short is this. she is a Luddite but she uses facebook and Gmail. also, because of her surgery she can't lift heavy books anymore so a light slate would be good. so my question is this I am looking for a relatively inexpensive slate that can be a good ebook reader, can handle FB and Gmail. and Skype (with vid) would be a bonus. I know I am asking for lot. and the kicker is that it has to be really easy to use. the touch interface has to be intuitive and not quirky. I have never used Android so any assistance would be helpful. My linux roots tell me that I want the most "open" platform I have read that some manufactures make upgrades a real pain or that you can't use just any app but the ones that they have ordained.. Thank you all for your thoughts and assistance.