[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 7 13:33:24 UTC 2012

On 7 March 2012 13:28, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 March 2012 13:21, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
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>> On 07/03/12 13:08, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> It's a *very* low-spec £25 computer. 256MB of non-expandable RAM,
>>> no local storage or storage interface, just an SD card, a very
>>> low-powered low-end ARM core, and a proprietary GPU with
>>> proprietary drivers, even a proprietary bootloader.
>> Sounds delightful! :D
> Hey, it's a hella cool toy for £15 (standalone model) or £25 (with
> LAN). They sold out the initial production run in about 3min, at 6AM,
> and there have been 7 orders a second ever since. Looks like they will
> sell several million units.
> My hope is that they do really well and it results in a second version
> which is a bit more powerful and a bit more open.

Out of interest, in what way is it not open?

>>> It is roughly equivalent to an 11 or 12 year old PC: a Pentium II
>>> 300MHz with a quarter of a gig of RAM. It is not a suitable system
>>> for running Ubuntu on, unless you want to give people a very bad
>>> impression.
>> You could install GNOME 2 instea.. oh wait..
> Ha! Indeed.
> I think someone is working on a Lubuntu version, or at least a custom LXDE port.

I should think someone is working on just about anything one would
possibly imagine doing with it, and probably a good number of things
one would not imagine doing.


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