[ARMedslack] Which devices use ARM?
m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 10:46:15 UTC 2010
The baby started crying and I forgot to finish this reply.
> The supported consumer hardware is here:
> The easiest way to use it is to buy a Marvell SheevaPlug.
> The reason someone might buy an ARM device is varies - but many people
> like them because of their low power consumption. In particular the "plug
> computer" devices from Marvell have a very small physical footprint.
To answer the question specifically about where you could use armedslack.
Slackware is a multi purpose OS - intended for servers and workstations.
ARMedslack has come from and continues to be aimed at desktop/workstation
ARM computers with
a fast CPU (600MHz is the minimum I would want for ARMedslack);
a good amount of RAM (256MB is the minimum, but 128 works too);
keyboard and mouse
My feeling is that ARMedslack is 99% identical to Slackware x86 once installed.
Therefore, to continue your x86 experience of Slackware on the ARM
platform, the intended hardware would have similar characteristics to
In the case of the SheevaPlugs, they have 512MB RAM and ethernet, and can
have a USB or eSATA disc attached and have a 1.2GHz CPU. So for a
headless server they are ideal.
The OpenRD client is basically a PC with an ARM CPU:
However, there's nothing stopping developers from using ARMedslack as a
base: stripping it down, making a custom kernel, adding some additional
software and putting it on an "embedded" device such as a mobile phone;
and that is the beauty of open source :-)
Slackware ARM: www.armedslack.org
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