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    Ubuntu on the Wii?

    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.
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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainwalker View Post
    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

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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    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

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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    The Wii has 88MiB of main RAM with a 729MHz PPC processor.

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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    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.
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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    You cant keep a good OS down!
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    Re: Ubuntu on the Wii?

    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.

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    There is Whiite Linux! Linux for the Wii is already out!!!

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