mrmango
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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:23 am

When I get my hands on the board, I am going to throw as many OSes as I can get my hands on. Some mainstream some hobbiest.

Here is a list for anyone interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBSD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeBSD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReactOS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_Bell_Labs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_%2 ... _system%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeRTOS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTEMS

Some are real embedded OSes, which may be useful to those who are planning to develop using the Pi as some form of advanced controller perhaps robotics etc. Some are just for the fun of it, some are to test the Pi\'s capabilities for being a standard desktop (low fat version). Some also for router / server tests.

Any that can\'t do the Pi\'s processor now or any additional ones you can think of, please add it here. We can compile a list of what can potentially be put on the Pi.

vladhed
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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:28 am

Don\'t forget:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VM/CMS

(hint: use Herclules emulator)

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:30 am

Not terribly mainstream, and might require a \"little\" work : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genera_(operating_system)

kelytha
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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:09 am

I think ReactOS is not supported on ARM. It\'s aim is to reimplement Windows NT. It\'s the same situation as Wine under Linux. While technicaly it should be possible to compile Wine on ARM, you won\'t be able to run any Windows applications on it, since those come as binaries compiled for x86.


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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:46 pm

You\'re missing Minix.

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:11 pm

The one I\'m most interested in is AROS. I hadn\'t heard of Inferno before so would like to give that a try.

Also, don\'t forget RiscOS, http://www.riscosopen.org/ the ARM\'s original operating system. :) It seems to be doing quite well these days and is even running Firefox now:

[IMG]http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm26 ... 2_8860.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:51 pm

As for AROS, we are probably stuck with the Linux hosted version. Though the requirements are not so heavy, all you need is X and SDL to run AROS. I guess it should not be hard to set the system up in way that boots dircetly into AROS running on full screen.

Or we could open a bounty for an R-Pi port of AROS... if enough people would donate, someone would surely do it.

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm

Plan 9 and especially Inferno always intrigued me.
As a PC+Unix user, I have a question. On such a system, one has the old, safe fallback of a keyboard+vga implementation of compatible text mode (e.g. in Linux one has tty?, independently of having an X server running).

How do things go on RPi? Can it run VGA things?
And what about Inferno? Anyone knows if it provides text-only modes? Anything like ttys? And if it does, are they based on a VGA layer?

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:18 pm

I think USB support is the major pain in writing bare metal applications or playing with different OSes. It is at least a higher barrier than on traditional PCs or older systems where you have to write very little code to get something that can read input from the keyboard.

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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:14 am

I know some of the following are x86, but I\'m pretty sure RasPi will be the next BIG thing on a global scale! Ports should come..

-Debian
-XBMC (ported to arm beagle board)
-Puppy/DSL Linux (x86)
Feel free to let me know the second there\'s an ARM\'d puppy on the loose!! LOL
-Android
-AROS (was looking at this a few months ago before i ever heard of the RasPi. good call \"Beakster\" I would give it a try, It looks pretty good)
-Angstrom (spelling? sorry)
-Backtrack (x86)
-DOS (yea yea, save the comments.. old school here)
-ReactOS (x86, ARM port just to give M$ a heart attack, I know the apps wont work)
-M$ WinBlows 8 (not!, however.. I\'ll take my skype any way i can get it)

Commercial companys could get a foot hold here, for example Breadbox Ensemble (formerly GEOS) with an arm port on SD for around $5usd could probobly revive that lost cause, call it GEOS 2 phoenix addition.
QNX always looked interesting.

I\'ll give any OS a try, who knows, there could be a better distro than Debian, but i doubt it.... :)

mard0
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Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:29 pm

I\'ll be playing with debian and im also verry intereseted in the ARM XBMC port. Altough im not sure if it would run witouth propper 3d acceleration.
It would also be cool to have a freenas like distro running on the raspi with a exthd.

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