Close on the heals of release of 4.4.3, we are happy to present PicUntu 4.5-nand-BasicGUI, A complete Linux distribution all images (yes kernel, system, boot et all) AND the installer. The zipped file and a few clicks, will be all it takes, to get your own PicUntu.
Link to the file is here --- > PicUntu 4.5-nand-BasicGUI
PicUntu 4.5 Basic Installer kit aims to make the installation, configuration and operations easy and convenient for end user to be able to use it, without worrying about the technology behind it.
All this packed in less than 247 MB !! - that's PicUntu 4.5-NAND-BasicGUI-kit
What does it do?
One click (actually 4 ) install of PicUntu on Android stick.
Who is it for?
- Home use, multimedia users - even with 720p video files, the average load on CPU does not go beyond 30-35%.
- Small servers, linux desktops, linux webservers (http://picuntu.g8.net is a web-server running on PicUntu 2.2 since Feb 2013)
- In addition to the home users for the multi-media PicUntu-4.5 is the first business device that works out-of-the box for business users as well.
- It is snappy, fast and robust.
Very happy to announce the availability of the complete Linux distribution for PicUntu for 3188 quad core devices.
No more tinkering with settings, downloads, drivers, partial things working... now download and use with assurance. As always, PicUntu is created for end users who can download and use the device without the need for technical knowhow (Yes, we are working on getting the installation simplified)
This is based on 3.0.36+, and currently supports
1. MK802IV - Pre July Version (8188eu)
2. MK802IV - Post July versions (ap6210)
For a short period, there were 8188etv based modules also - that has not been tested...
3. Others coming soon.
The distribution consists of two parts - Kernel and Root Filesystem.
A typical user would need
- PicUntu 4.4.3 - PostJul13 - 1080p
- PicUntu - 4.4.3 - BasicGUI
13-Jul : PicUntu - 4.4 is coming soon... !
15-Sep: Picuntu 4.4 root file system released
19-Sep: Really its coming soon...
It was a Thursday evening, we heard rumblings in the ether space, that the source for 3188 was being released....
True, not true... wanted to believe it, but had been disappointed so many times that could not be sure.
In the past, Perry (from KSK electronics) had graciously accepted to even pay for a GPL code... but many such deals came and went, never did really materialize.
In the meanwhile, Perry kept contributing by sending the developers sticks for doing their development.
Andrew, from CloudSto repeated his performance for 3066 and came up with the source... and there went our weekend. No wait, it has been several days, weeks and weekends that have gone into developing a working Linux world for the 3188 sticks.
The google hangout, where we folks such as Galland, Omegamoon, Astralix, myself hang out, has been spewing > 60 comments per minute (Astralix actually counted this through).
Anyways, in the meanwhile Ian Morrison (linuxium), linuxerwang and others came up with compiled kernels.
The job was not done yet - the code needed significant work to make it provide the console (you see, android is not particular about providing console).
The job is not done yet... we are now at a stage, where wifi of the devices need to work out of the box. We are also trying to build a distribution around it - where you can simply download the image and you should have a working PicUntu.
Standby, some very interesting times are ahead for Linux on 3188.