Despite Intel’s claims to the contrary, Linux support in their new Clover Trail atom chipset will not come into play where it matters.
You will not see a Windows 8 tablet onto which you can install Linux. Graphics and power management drivers will not be provided and are not part of Intel’s open source portfolio.
You’ll buy a tablet that can only run Windows 8, and perhaps a second variant that WILL run Android, but the bootloader will be locked, and it will only be sold by phone companies.
And that’s how you’ll like it.