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rainwalker
February 3rd, 2007, 10:30 PM
Does anyone know if there will be an Ubuntu-like OS for the Wii? I know they're making one for the PS3, so I wondered if maybe they were doing it with the Wii as well.

jdhore
February 4th, 2007, 12:38 AM
Does anyone know if there will be an Ubuntu-like OS for the Wii? I know they're making one for the PS3, so I wondered if maybe they were doing it with the Wii as well.

i VERY highly doubt it since the Wii doesn't have a very powerful CPU, it doesn't have much RAM (i KNOW it doesn't have more than 128MB) and it has no hard drive...so...yeah, VERY HIGHLY UNLIKELY

jdhore
February 4th, 2007, 12:40 AM
the Only way you MIGHT get ANY os on there is by using an uber-small distro like Damn Small Linux, but yet again, i doubt it

.t.
February 4th, 2007, 12:55 AM
The Wii has 88MiB of main RAM with a 729MHz PPC processor.

galvatron1983
February 4th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Its certainly possible to run some kind of Linux on the Wii, although the lack of a HD is a bit of a handicap. One of the best things about Linux is its versatility. Someone could be working on it right now.

.t.
February 4th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Someone is (http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Main_Page)

galvatron1983
February 4th, 2007, 01:05 AM
You cant keep a good OS down!

jeffc313
February 4th, 2007, 03:55 AM
linux will definately be able to run on the wii, hell, it ran on the gamecube (/me loves his gamecube (plus his xenogc modchip!)

GNOME desktop environment, however will not run, there are others gui that is less memory intensive, they will have to use those.

soucmaster00
July 10th, 2009, 04:12 PM
There is Whiite Linux (http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/WL:whiite-linux)! Linux for the Wii is already out!!!

Elfy
July 10th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Thread closed - over 2 years old ;)