Porteus on Atom-based hardware

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Porteus on Atom-based hardware

Postby rchase » 27 Nov 2016, 23:02

Please see http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=6405 -- is there any possibility of coming up with Porteus 3.2 images with which to flash the Atom-based Android tablets (such as the example from Visual Land)? There is plenty of low-end hardware on the market with Intel Z3735F or similar CPUs (and more on the way, I suppose); the cheapest Intel Compute Sticks are coming with Ubuntu (on an 8GB eMMC with 1 GB of RAM) but there appear to be more Atom-based Android tablets too -- all of these would be better with Porteus instead. The Compute Sticks have UEFI support, but the Android tablets are only going to be flashable (I suppose); even though there are a multiplicity of brands and models, mightn't a few, standard images be compatible with many or all? Other than lacking touchscreen support (and landscape/portrait mode support?), Porteus would seem to be the ideal OS for cheap computers. Considering that a fully-functional desktop OS with browser, office suite, and Kodi with all the bells and whistles (and more besides) fits in <2.5GB, low-end device manufacturers should be clamoring for Porteus 3.2!
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