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[2]: Nice to see !
by Lennie on Thu 7th Mar 2013 17:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice to see !"
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How is this reinventing the wheel ?

Debian is the Linux distro which supports the most hardware of all. But they didn't support the floating point unit of this type of ARM-processor line yet.

So they recompiled everything optimized for that floating point unit.

Edited 2013-03-07 17:56 UTC

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