Friday, February 05, 2010

Ångström Linux now available for Archos 5 internet tablet





Yep, if Android is not enough Linux for you, you can now get Ångström Linux for your tablet.. and it's easy to install image file.

Any takers?

Get it from Archos





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15 comments:

Raon said...

Me, I'm a definite taker, I love this sort of stuff! Fun.

Britman said...

will this work with the older Archos 5, no, which is a shame.

Joao Oliveira said...

It's an interesting project. Let's see how far it can go in terms of practicality!
What can we actually run on this build? a decent media player like VLC? Rull firefox? Flash? twitter client adobe air based? Proper email and pim handling program like evolution?

What about running custom builds of android on top of this? is it possible? time will tell....

To be honest the only reason I would change the original android build from archos with this is if at least these pre-requites are filled.

my two cents ...
João.

turn.self.off said...

nice initiative by archos!

even so, i guess this kills the DRM system, just as it did on the earlier internet media player?

Anonymous said...

This is the same firmware that Archos announced in November, right?

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/28/archos-releases-developer-edition-firmware-for-internet-tablets/

The Extreme Moderate said...

cool as a science project, but the best thing about the archos is the awesome archos player (better than VLC on Linux on this device would be Im 99.9% sure)

Of course for the "Linux for its own sake" crowd Im sure that wont matter b/c the point is really just seeing KDE for the 10,000th time :)

To me, the best thing about Android is it forces Linux to the background where it belongs much like Darwin does with UNIX.

Anonymous said...

Would XBMC feasible?

wabre said...

@ the extreme moderate...cool to see that you're one of those that doesn't know what he's talking about. let me know how android had a chance to be created without having the linux kernel..by the way, angstrom does not use kde..so much for your 10k times you can see it... the archos android is quite a stripped down and crippled version. i am sure you also hacked it to get the all other stuff...so much for "cool as a science project"...

Anonymous said...

What's the point of having a full blown Linux environment on the Archos? People who buy it are more than likely buying it for it's multimedia capabilities. From what I've read, Adobe Flash doesn't work on it. You lose all the video playback support of Archos' Android build. So, you just end up with a hard to use Linux device with virtually no multimedia support.

Replica Watches said...

Well for me i am using Andriod phone. I am very much satisfied with it. I don't wana go for any other option.

Anonymous said...

Another OS option...yawn...if it were Windows Mobile 7 I'd be excited. But an unpolished never will be finished never will be as polished as Android will be OS that is not even designed for finger use...eh, no thanks. Just look at their virtual keyboard on the screen shot...try using that without a stylus. One of these days people are going to come to the realization that it's no longer cool to slap a desktop-like version of Linux on every device they can. The desktop paradigm doesn't work very well for mobile devices and the Android folks get that. The Angstrom folks don't get that and as far as I can tell don't even care. It's their little science project just like OpenZaurus was and it will never be finished nor geared for mass acceptance. Now, move along please, there's nothing to see here!

Laura said...

I have plan to buy soon.

Anonymous said...

what about maemo/meego. that is a full desktop capable, non-cripled linux with a finger friendly ui. if you could port that to the archos i'd be impressed.

Anonymous said...

I put this on my device, however, I don't seem to have any drivers. I can't operation the wireless card, nor can I use usbnet. Has anyone been able to do this or can point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I put it on my device 2 but i dont have a thing called 'Archos helper' which i have seen in screenshots and this is ment to allow wifi and USB capabilities. I Have e-mailed the developers.

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