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Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2011, 06:11:25 AM »
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There are other carriers and smartphones.
Does AT&T use SIM cards?

Verizon is the same - they also force data if you have a smartphone.  I am sure there are ways with jailbreaking and other illicitness, but if you aren't into all that, you pay for the data plan.  Wireless carriers in the US blow chunks.
 

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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2011, 06:33:43 AM »
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Verizon is the same - they also force data if you have a smartphone.  I am sure there are ways with jailbreaking and other illicitness, but if you aren't into all that, you pay for the data plan.  Wireless carriers in the US blow chunks.


Ditto for Sprint. Its common across the board.
 

Offline HenryCase

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #77 on: May 31, 2011, 10:09:22 AM »
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Ah, yeah. I was wondering if AROS would run, but I couldn't find much conclusive. I'll have to give that a shot. It looks like the archive is a binary distribution? What exactly do I have to do to get it to boot?


Yeah, definitely worth a try. At the moment the ARM port of AROS is Linux-hosted only, so to get it to run you'd need Linux installed on the Efika MX first. This allows AROS to use all of the hardware that ARM Linux supports. What operating system have you got on the Efika MX at the moment?
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Offline KimmoK

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #78 on: May 31, 2011, 11:52:43 AM »
AOS4 & SAM440ep when I have my hobby day.
Otherwise Ubuntu.

(I have plenty of other systems as well, but no time for those now)
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2011, 02:43:00 PM »
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Yeah, definitely worth a try. At the moment the ARM port of AROS is Linux-hosted only, so to get it to run you'd need Linux installed on the Efika MX first. This allows AROS to use all of the hardware that ARM Linux supports. What operating system have you got on the Efika MX at the moment?
Ah. It's got the distro that came with it when I got it from my coworker (Ubuntu 10, I think?) Which is woefully in need of updating, but should work just fine for hosting AROS.

Wonder how long it'll be before it can run native...?
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Offline Fats

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2011, 07:10:58 PM »
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That's because AROS is the future. Since 1995. :lol:
It will stay the future in the future as well.


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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2011, 07:27:42 PM »
Win7/Haiku running 50/50 and emulated AmigaOS on both lately with a small amount of AROS thrown in for good measure.
 

Offline HenryCase

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2011, 08:23:02 PM »
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Ah. It's got the distro that came with it when I got it from my coworker (Ubuntu 10, I think?) Which is woefully in need of updating, but should work just fine for hosting AROS.

Wonder how long it'll be before it can run native...?


As far as I know ARM-native AROS being worked on behind the scenes. However, some more user testing could help make sure the ARM ports are stable, so as you do have suitable hardware you could be doing us all a favour by testing it out and reporting back what you find.

I reckon you're right that Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 (whichever you have) will be a good candidate to host AROS on. If you'd like some advice on setting AROS up then posting on AROS-Exec, or chatting on the #aros IRC channel (on freenode) is your best bet for getting some helpful advice.
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2011, 08:32:48 PM »
Yeah, I got it up and running this afternoon, but I didn't get a chance to do much with it. (Plus, I need to get some actual software on the Ubuntu install - apparently they didn't figure you'd need little niceties like a file manager or a wireless-network manager :/ Oh well, I've used worse installs.)
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Offline Merc

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #84 on: June 01, 2011, 12:13:40 AM »
Archlinux on x86_64 here, very happy with it.  Of course I have WinUAE via Wine and E-UAE when I feel like a couple of rounds of one old game or another.