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Which distro?

 
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Which distro?
Android
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ChromiumOS
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Debian
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Gentoo
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Which distro? Reply with quote

I'm awaiting delivery of a new Shuttle all-in-one machine (X50V2, with touch screen) as the original was DOA. Now, these come w/o any OS pre-installed so basically, I'm spoilt for choice Smile The remaining options are:
  • Debian
  • Android
  • Chromium
  • Gentoo
As long time Debian user, it's no surprise it's on the list. Android and Chromium need to be build, basically from scratch, and although Gentoo has some building to do too, I reckon it's the easier of the 3.

The device is not my main machine and intended as a learning tool (for myself). It'll have just 4 GB RAM and a 250-ish GB SSD. There's no GSM module on board, which may hinder Android.

What would you choose?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say Arch, because it is (almost) as powerful as Gentoo, but a bit less work.

What a weird machine, though Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me it's a bit Apples and Pears.
I've never come across any suggestion you can get Android for such a PC, even if the others are available.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.android-x86.org/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Cyanogen mod as an alternative to Android? Just throwing it out there, I don't know if you can build it to run on the machine or not. I've just installed it on all our Android devices. Sorry Google.
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