Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

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Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#1 Postby Fox7777 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:50 pm

Kubuntu (or Ubuntu) is very close to releasing a Linux version that will run on the new ARM processor netbooks. See http://armdevices.net/2010/11/01/mark-shuttleworth-loves-the-toshiba-ac100/
Will we have a Mepis Linux version for the ARM processor netbooks, laptops, desktops which are almost here?

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#2 Postby Kent88 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Maybe if someone was willing to donate a new ARM netbook to Warren (if he doesn't already have one) it would be a way to encourage him to develop for it?
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Re: Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#3 Postby Fox7777 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:58 pm

Currently, after CES in Las Vegas, the Nufront netbook, laptop and planned desktop with 2 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor looks like the best bet, details under News at http://Linux-Now.us . The bad news is that they won't be available on the market for 6 months. There is the Toshiba AC100, details at http://armdevices.net/2010/11/01/mark-shuttleworth-loves-the-toshiba-ac100/ which Kubuntu already has a head start on. Right now I'm going to renew my Mepis gold membership which should help Warren obtain a Nufront ARM Linux netbook or laptop so we can have Mepis ARM Linux ready to go when the ARM Linux netbooks or laptops are available.

Update: I don't see the Gold membership available like it was before and I get an error message from PayPal. I would like to find a way to help get Mepis development going for the upcoming ARM Linux computers.

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Re: Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#4 Postby uncle mark » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:37 pm

Fox7777 wrote:Update: I don't see the Gold membership available like it was before...


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Re: Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#5 Postby Adrian » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:16 pm

What's (and where's) the error, we need to report that to the webmaster.

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Re: Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#6 Postby Fox7777 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:05 pm

When I try to add the gold subscription to the cart, I get the following. I don't have a PayPal account and just wanted to put pay by credit card. Nothing came in my E-mail:

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As of Jan 21, 2011 I'm not seeing any fix for the above so how about adding information on where to send a check? Thanks
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Re: Linux on ARM processor netbooks arrives soon

#7 Postby Stevo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:13 pm

Well....I hope he knows how to cross-compile for the ARM architecture on x86. I'm pretty sure it's possible with chroot, but have not been able to figure it out. I sure would not try and rebuild KDE and QT 4 on a netbook...and don't think it would work in Virtual Box.

Edit: or it would work in Virtual Box, or qemu: http://general.nas-central.org/wiki/Set ... _compiling


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