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mint on arm?

Postby passstab on Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:44 pm

there are only five active arm based distros listed on distrowatch* the most beginner friendly of which is probably Debian
(it also should list Ubuntu but i don't think thats ready**)
it is important that we have a beginner friendly arm based distro as windows 8 will run on it*** and (according to rumors) so will future apple laptops****
most tablets use arm also
i believe basing it on lmde is the way to go as (again) Ubuntu doesn't seem ready yet**

some random arm computers
http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm
http://www.raspberrypi.org/


(I've already made it a idea***** but the devs seem to ignore those
so I'll try again here)


*http://distrowatch.com/search.php?category=All&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&architecture=arm&status=Active
**https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM
***http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/ces-microsoft-shows-off-windows-8-on-arm/8339
****http://semiaccurate.com/2011/05/05/apple-dumps-intel-from-laptop-lines/
*****http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/1334
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Re: mint on arm?

Postby DrHu on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:21 pm

ARM microsprocessors were a popular technology for Linux earlier on, but ever since Intel and AMD and recently Atom have released their product lines, SRM devices (while they have advantages in terms of temprature (low) operation are just not being seen as viable for popular/mass product lines
--so you won't likely find much in the way of system (OS) support for such non-standard/popular processors or systems..
    There are other processors or boards in the same category as ARM devices, that will have just as much problem becoming popular or supported
    --similar to the printer lines available, how many even offer Linux based support(drivers), even if they might work with Apple OSX for example..

ARM devices,Linux support..
http://arm.com/community/software-enablement/linux.php
    ARM does not provide generic Linux support, please refer to the following FAQ for more information.

Since it is not a mainline processor based system; those being Intel or AMD, then ARM support with a newbie/begiining user friendly distribution might or might not be that hot
--its the old catch-22 of popularity vs ROI, which explains so much in the commercialized/business world
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Re: mint on arm?

Postby hoshi411 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:14 am

yes! There are so many tablets out right now on ARM. It is a shame that mint does not support them. Mint would be a great tablet distro. It has been built for tablet from the get go with the mint menu that ubuntu is trying to copy.

ARM computers are so cheap and I so much prefer them as far as the hardware goes. The ASus Transformer is amazing and I wish I could put mint on it.
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Re: mint on arm?

Postby CkVega on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:09 pm

The Raspberry Pi thing looks interesting, it would make a good candidate for an ARM mint.
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Re: mint on arm?

Postby Fox7799 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:44 pm

I currently have Bodhi Linux on my Samsung Arm Chromebook and really like it. Details at http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2014/01/howto-bodhi-linux-on-samsung-arm.html . We really need a Linux Mint version to install on ARM Chromebooks. Thanks.
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