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Re: free software mini pc

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> >
>> > 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.

What do you mean by "mainline Linux"?  If you mean a stock, vanilla
kernel, Debian isn't using "mainline Linux," either.  If you mean a
Debian kernel, then there's no telling if it will work or not without
either trying it or contacting the company and asking.

I would be surprised if it didn't work, to be honest.  The things that
generally give Linux trouble are normally graphics cards, wireless
networks, and sound.  I don't know what they mean by "fails to cleanly
shut down under Ubuntu."  Maybe they mean the system halts but doesn't
power off.  Would that be an issue?  Having to manually cut power?

Your best bet is to contact them and ask.


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