Earlier this year, Picuntu (RC2), an Ubuntu-based distribution, was released for RK3066 powered HDMI dongles such as MK808, UG802, etc… More work has been going on since them, and Justin Gross (JustinTime4Tea) announced the release of Picuntu Home://io edition on SlateDroid. This distribution is based on Pictuntu RC3, supports GPU hardware acceleration, and lots of packages including Quake 3. GPU acceleration has been available since February thanks to olegk0, but I think it may be the first time it’s packaged into an installation image.
Justin added a lot of goodies in this image including:
- Gaming – PCSX_rearmed Playstation Emulator and ioquake3 (with free demo files, replace with your own original Quake3 CD files) both supporting PS3 controller. Other games include GLTron, Solitaire, B.A.L.L.Z and a few more.
- Web Browsers – Midori, Firefox, and Chromium with support for Flash
- Graphics Tools – GIMP, Scribus, Inkscape, ImageMagick, etc…
- Email & Messaging Clients – Slypheed, Xchat, Gwibber, Pidgin, etc…
- Multimedia – VLC, Amarok media players and many others, but note hardware video decoding is not supported.
- LibreOffice and other office tools
The only downside, if I can call it that way, is that you’ll now need a 8GB micro SD as Picuntu Home://io Edition takes 6.7GB of disk space.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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