fozzy bear
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Wish List or Christmas Stocking 2012

Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:39 pm

Hello

I certainly don't expect this in my stocking this year
or anytime soon ( not holding my breath )
BUT how about a new distro for the Pi
based on Ubuntu 12.04 or better or
maybe Xubuntu ?

I have just set up Ubuntu 12.04 on an older
AMD single core Sempron system
( only has 512MB DDR SDRAM )
and it uses Mozilla Firefox, Libre Office
and other stuff and was I surprised
when you compare the experience
to the old distros around back near 2000.

Ubuntu is so smooth to operate
and is a real delight to use.
Performs very well with
only 512MB ram.
On install Ubuntu picked up my
video, sound and ethernet etc
perfectly so I could
go online straight away,
listen to MP3 stuff etc..

I like Ubuntu very much
and I have seen Xubuntu systems
running the LXDE desktop
which were also impressive.

We should get Ubuntu for the Pi
if we can.

Anyone seen/heard anything out there ?

cheers

fozzy

?8O)}

ghans
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Re: Wish List or Christmas Stocking 2012

Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:31 am

Ubuntu is mainly steered by Canonical , and Canonical have explicitly
asked the Foundation to stop saying that the Pi runs Ubuntu.
Which in fact ,it can not because Canonical dropped support for
ARMv6 altogether , and are concentrating on newer architectures.
That is their business decision , and i'm fine with that. Note that
Rasbian is Debian , and Ubuntu is based on Debian.
So what works on Ubuntu , should work on Rasbian.


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Re: Wish List or Christmas Stocking 2012

Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:01 pm

ghans wrote:...Canonical have explicitly asked the Foundation to stop saying that the Pi runs Ubuntu.
This really isn't the case (the use of present perfect is rather misleading ;)). The official FAQ actually says that "Ubuntu can’t commit to support Raspberry Pi at the moment." and has done for a long time. If you're talking about Ebens' Linux User interview earlier this year, this was in relation to the 2011 beta boards which were shown running Ubuntu. Canonical decided not to support this and they asked the Foundation not to mention Ubuntu. So they didn't and haven't since to my knowledge.

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Re: Wish List or Christmas Stocking 2012

Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:27 pm

Shame on my grammar :oops:
I was refering to the interview in the Linux User Magazine.
Ubuntu got in touch with us to say ‘how can we stop you saying that Ubuntu runs on Raspberry Pi?’ Which I thought was pretty brutal, actually. So, yeah: they don’t support our chip, they’re not interested in supporting our chip, they’ve been quite vocal about trying to stop us from saying Ubuntu, so we stopped saying Ubuntu. You could run an obsolete version of Ubuntu – Ubuntu 9.04, which I think is Jaunty – you can run Jaunty on the Pi, but you can’t run any more recent version that that.
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/ras ... eveals-all

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