(First of all, a disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the company behind, this is just out of my personal interest and the possible interest of the community)
I would like to drag some attention onto the RaspberryPi - a new mobile development platform that is actually capable of most of the common desktop computer tasks rather decently with a surprisingly low price tag.
Based off an ARM processor, knowing that Ubuntu is being developed / ported to the ARM architecture (ready builds of 11.10 exist already), I see a great opportunity to get an affordable, powerful, portable, tiny-wattage computer system for those of us who are monetarily restricted or just want a cool DIY pocket computer.
I would like to know if Ubuntu's ARM version will install on this device and will it be supported by default - or will we be restricted to individual ported and patched versions?
Some of the impressive specs include the capability to run Quake III Arena at 1920x1080 resolution with 4x antialiasing at playable 20fps. At 4W power consumption and with a price tag of 25 USD, who wouldn't want one of these running Ubuntu natively?
(If you ask me, this could be a great opportunity for Canonical too - to buy these 25 USD computers and give them to charity with Ubuntu preinstalled... Or just support the platform when they start giving away the chips for charity, great media coverage for Ubuntu... or something similar. But that's off the topic.)
Apparently there has been support before:
"It was there up til Karmic, then it was pulled. This is a bug, the compilations need to be made for V6 and above, not the latest and greatest and slickest and for ONE DEVICE, Beagleboards." -rec9140