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News Linux ported to Atmel's ATmega microcontrollers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 30 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. SpAceman

    SpAceman New Member

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    What a boss. I bet he was one of those newbies once. Got laughed at then decided he would do it one day. That will show them.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    This is a triumph, a huge success!

    Atmel AVR's are great, very easy to program for, who needs RPi :p
     
  4. Xlog

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    Writing CPU emulator != porting.
    Second to last paragraph: there is no such thing as ATmega1268P.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    For the purposes of this exercise, "getting X software to run on Y" is functionally equivalent to "porting."
    Typo, fixed.
     
  6. Xlog

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    The term "porting" implies the alteration of software for it to run in different target environment. In this case the software - Ubuntu OS - was not altered, but rather another software layer was added.

    Would it be okay to say "the car was made to go over water" if the said car was only parked on a ferry?
    While the expression is technically correct it implies an entirely different meaning.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    If you bought the car and got the ferry too, yes.
     
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    schmidtbag New Member

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    just think how much more usable if he used something like arch linux or gentoo with LXDE then this would probably be usable to the point of being a little practical. ditch the gui altogether and you've basically got a really cheap beaglebone.

    although maybe not completely practical, this is some awesome work. way to prove dozens of people wrong.
     
  9. fluxtatic

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    No need to be a dick about it. This is ****ing awesome
     
  10. SexyHyde

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    This is an awesome achievement!

    a car analogy to this is "he made the car run on an engine made from paperclips, glue and washing up bottles! 0-0.60 is quoted as 3.4 hours"
     
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    Pretty cool but not very practical. Certainly shows how versatile Linux is though.
     
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