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Re: free software mini pc

Christofer C. Bell wrote at 2012-02-13 15:33 -0600:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Bruce Ferrell wrote at 2012-02-12 18:56 -0600:
> > > http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/fanless_systems
> >
> > Thanks for the link, they have some nice looking systems.  Unfortunately I
> > was unable to find any mention of Linux kernel support status.
> >
> > > They have a FEW system they have marked as unusuitable for use with Linux.
> > > On checking as to why, they observed that they didn't do a clean shutdown
> > > on with Ubuntu 10.04... Which was a know issue with that particular
> > > distro/version.  I did my own testing and found them to be totally suitable
> > > for my environment. YMMV.
> >
> > So they just try booting Ubuntu and if it works, then claim Linux support?
> Their testing methodology isn't outlined in the post here.  The only
> inference we can make is that "does the system shut down cleanly under
> Ubuntu?" is one of the tests run.  The units marked "not suitable for
> Linux" failed that test.  There is no other information on what
> testing is done aside from the above.

So I can not trust that mainline Linux actually supports the device.

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