Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 11:43 UTC
Debian and its clones "When you buy a Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer doesn't come with an operating system. Loading your operating system of choice onto an SD card and then booting the Pi turns out to be pretty easy. But where do Pi-compatible operating systems come from? With the Raspberry Pi having just turned one year old, we decided to find out how Raspbian - the officially recommended Pi operating system - came into being. The project required 60-hour work weeks, a home-built cluster of ARM computers, and the rebuilding of 19,000 Linux software packages. And it was all accomplished by two volunteers."
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RE: Nice to see !
by jockm on Thu 7th Mar 2013 16:10 UTC in reply to "Nice to see !"
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Reinventing the wheel? It is Debian, so they hardly reinvented something, they added much needed support for ARMv6 hard floating point, which no other distro did.

And I am personally very glad they did — I am doing voice recognition, and other compute based tasks on the Pi, without hardfloating point I don't think I would be able to use the Pi for this project at all...

Edited 2013-03-07 16:14 UTC

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