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Re: Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?



>> > Smaller form-factor machines such as the Asus eeePC have gotten a fair
>> > bit of the tech press spotlight of late.  Have you bought one with the
>> > idea of running Fedora on it?  Or have you thought about doing so?
>> >
>> > I'm trying to gauge the interest in starting a SIG with the purpose of
>> > making distribution changes to make running on these devices more
>> > streamlined and have more work "out of the box".  This will involve both
>> > the necessary work to just get the hardware working well with Fedora of
>> > today as well as possibly a spin that is explicitly targeted at some of
>> > the constraints of the hardware down the line[1].
>> >
>> > If enough people are interested, I'd like to find a time later this week
>> > or next week to have an initial meeting to kind of figure out what
>> > bounds we want to tackle things in for the first pass.  Hardware that I
>> > think definitely falls into the scope would be: netbooks, UMPCs, MIDs,
>> > maybe the XO?   I've started up a page on the wiki
>> > (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JeremyKatz/Netbooks) that people can edit
>> > and then we can go from there
>>
>> What is the status of this SIG? I presume there's enough interest, and
>> that the hold up is more than likely the infrastructure issues. Is
>> there a planned name for the SIG? I would suggest something quite
>> general like "Fedora Mini SIG" rather than something that has netbook
>> in the name.
>
> I like "mini" -- it has some nostalgia factor.  We can just start
> referring to them as mini-computers and watch people's heads explode :-)

Yea, my thoughts exactly :-)

> And yeah, hold up is the infrastructure issues took a lot of my time and
> then I went on vacation and then I've been just catching up with having
> been on vacation.  Timing looks like it's going to be a bit of a bear
> but I'll pick a time that looks like it'll be as good as possible and
> send out a mail with that later this afternoon

Ping! I some how don't think your time has been any less free between
Fedora updates and then the beta, anything that can be done by me to
expedite the SIG setup?

Peter


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