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    More: Obvious, Operating system, Linux, Linux kernel, Apple's M1 Macs, PowerPC, Macintosh, Linus Torvalds, Live USB  
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2021-01-21 3:20:01 PM  
A full desktop experience? Sweet! How'd they manage that this quickly? I'm certain the graphics are probably still shiat. But its a start.
 
2021-01-21 4:47:16 PM  

cman: A full desktop experience? Sweet! How'd they manage that this quickly? I'm certain the graphics are probably still shiat. But its a start.


No GPU support yet. Graphics are software rendered.
 
2021-01-21 5:33:21 PM  

cman: A full desktop experience? Sweet! How'd they manage that this quickly? I'm certain the graphics are probably still shiat. But its a start.


The same young lady who led the team behind the Panfrost linux drivers for the Arm Mali GPU is already working on it.
 
2021-01-21 5:41:27 PM  
This is less impressive than porting Linux to the N64.
 
2021-01-21 5:43:32 PM  

Mr Tarantula: This is less impressive than porting Linux to the N64.


One of the lead developers for Linux on Mac previously ported Linux to the PlayStation, with working 3D graphics acceleration.

/Then was promptly sued by Sony,
 
2021-01-21 6:08:42 PM  
Truly this means 2021 will be the Year of Linux on the Desktop.
 
2021-01-21 9:28:36 PM  

BullBearMS: Mr Tarantula: This is less impressive than porting Linux to the N64.

One of the lead developers for Linux on Mac previously ported Linux to the PlayStation, with working 3D graphics acceleration.

/Then was promptly sued by Sony,


I was one of the 12 people who actually installed Linux on my PS3. I had no idea what to do with it, but I did it.

It was terrible.
 
2021-01-21 10:18:04 PM  

Mr Tarantula: BullBearMS: Mr Tarantula: This is less impressive than porting Linux to the N64.

One of the lead developers for Linux on Mac previously ported Linux to the PlayStation, with working 3D graphics acceleration.

/Then was promptly sued by Sony,

I was one of the 12 people who actually installed Linux on my PS3. I had no idea what to do with it, but I did it.

It was terrible.


This was on the PS4, where there was never any official support.  They had to jailbreak it to get Linux running.
 
2021-01-22 6:10:36 AM  

Mr Tarantula: This is less impressive than porting Linux to the N64.


Surely you mean a N64 emulator for Linux.  No one would port Linux to the N64...

...But why?

(Yeah I know, why not?)
 
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