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by JonHubertBristol
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 83263

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<r>Bradburts said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks for the words of encouragement all.<br/> <br/> <br/> Will it also, align the blocks on the SD card to the filesystem? (forgive me if I stated that wrongly) I just saw a thread on Optimisig Linux for flash memory…<br/> <br/> <br/> Post the link please!<br/>...
by JonHubertBristol
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 83263

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<r>Bradburts said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks for the support.<br/> <br/> We are using Python so it should all be portable.<br/> <br/> Please note the process will work with any PC. PiCard will initially be stuck on Linux. The reason for this is that we have not found a PC side Ext3/4 library yet.<br/...
by JonHubertBristol
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 83263

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

Will it also, align the blocks on the SD card to the filesystem? (forgive me if I stated that wrongly) I just saw a thread on Optimisig Linux for flash memory...
by JonHubertBristol
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

<t>Quote from gbl08ma on October 28, 2011, 16:27<br/> JPEGs aren't scaleable, neither are bitmaps; what you meant was that programs scale like vector images (e.g. SVG), to any screen size. Sure they scale, but the fact is that a Windows or Gnome 2 taskbar/panel or a window border will always look th...
by JonHubertBristol
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTML5 based OS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5514

Re: HTML5 based OS ?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from barnaby on October 28, 2011, 08:49<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Yep, it\'s possible, but it would essentially be a browser running on some cut-down version of Linux.<br/> <br/> In terms of efficiency, I cannot see any benefits. Nothing is as efficient as a (well written) nat...
by JonHubertBristol
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTML5 based OS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5514

Re: HTML5 based OS ?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Ryanroll on October 28, 2011, 14:59<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> The problem with a browser OS approach is that it needs internet (like chromeOS)<br/> <br/> Assuming that this device is built for children all over the world where internet access is very difficult / expensive...
by JonHubertBristol
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

<r>Quote from kattle87 on October 28, 2011, 12:23<br/> Yes, those are still "desktop oriented", but with a small resolution in mind!<br/> It would surely fit if you went to hook up a small screen and use it as handheld, but it won't be the best choice at 1080p probably!<br/> <br/> I guess so, I unde...
by JonHubertBristol
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTML5 based OS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5514

Re: HTML5 based OS ?

<r>I think what you\'re looking for is Chromium OS, it\'s the Open Source version to what the ChromeBooks are running, boots in a few seconds and presents you with a browser, from their you can use WebApps like:<br/> <br/> Office - Zoho, Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365<br/> Multimedia - Pandora, S...
by JonHubertBristol
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

<r>Quote from kattle87 on October 27, 2011, 16:59<br/> And there's a good chunk of difference in processing power between the two, since they got a cortex A8 while we have a ARM11 ^^<br/> I don't think the Pandora OS would be the best for the raspi, it wouldn't be really fitting - it's designed for ...
by JonHubertBristol
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

<t>Glad to see you guys have done some research!<br/> <br/> @ tachyon yes it's based on Angstrom, but it's more than just a few mods, those guys managed pack a lot of functionality and tweaks into it, Also, the specs of the Pandora are similar to the RaspPi. (and exactly the same amount of RAM as th...
by JonHubertBristol
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

I'm not even gonna post a link here (too lazy at the moment) But you guys should check out the OpenPandora. The OS is open source and the the guys behind it are really cool, smart and down to earth.

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