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post Oct 20 2017, 05:57 AM
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https://player.vimeo.com/video/239095559?portrait=0

looks like we finally got a new Zaurus!
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post Oct 20 2017, 06:49 AM
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Talk about fast posting, the video was uploaded just 2 hours ago biggrin.gif

Here's a link to the Vimeo page, showing the comments too:

https://vimeo.com/239095559

Yes, it looks like it might be a worthy successor, let's cross our fingers about the overall build quality...

I wonder how does the switch on button work, how do you select either OS if the unit is switched off? Also, I wonder if something like grub or kexecboot will be installable.

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post Oct 23 2017, 11:37 PM
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Some interesting insights on Linux on the Gemini, on the maemo.org forum:

https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=99022&page=9

They are using LittleKernel as a bootloader, and it seems that it will be possible to use Linux from Android via chroot, in order to avoid to have to reboot:
https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=15344...mp;postcount=83
https://github.com/littlekernel/lk/wiki/Introduction

Mediatek releases drivers for Android only, so for Linux they'll have to either rewrite the drivers, or use libhybris to use Android's ones. The Linux distro shown in the video probably uses libhybris.
https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=15371...mp;postcount=88
https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=15373...mp;postcount=92
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybris_(software)

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