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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    There was some effort to port elementaryOS to the Odroid U3: reddit.com/r/elementaryos/comments/2s5qrd/elementaryos_on_arm – I'mNotThatGuy82 Sep 30 '19 at 5:21
  • I am waiting for this to happen also! The only thing the Raspberry Pi 3b+ needs is an OS that is really simple and has an Internet Browser that will deal with low data flow ethernet connections. Hey, we were streaming video with Intel processors running only at 333 MHz! What is up with all this shit that don't work? – Dean De Witt Nov 13 '19 at 4:07

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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