I have been looking into some ultra-portable GNU/Linux laptops for some of my younger family members.

However, I do not yet believe I can recommend these to them if they cannot run elementary OS.

Will or is it already usable to run elementaryOS on SBC computers like the PineBook Pro and BBB.


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Elementary OS is Ubuntu 18.04 with a different desktop environment(Pantheon) and custom applications.

You can install Ubuntu Server on ARM devices and then install the Elementary/Pantheon packages via the PPA. It has ARM builds from what I can tell. If it works as easily as it does on x86 hardware it should be pretty simple, although everything takes much longer on a Pi or something with similar processing power, and it may have issues. Theoretically it's simple though.





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