Linuxium Releases Ubuntu Builds For Small PCs Powered By Intel
On one hand, running Windows OS on them shouldn’t be a problem if you are an owner of a small desktop computer that is powered by any Intel Atom processors that are based on Bay Trail and Cherry Trail SOCs
On the other hand, installing Linux distros is a whole other story as trying to do so results in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI audio problems etc.
Linuxium developer, Ian Morrison, has released Ubuntu builds for mini PCs to address this situation. He writes on his blog that Ubuntu is suited for Mini PCs because all of its different flavors provide the option to run a lightweight Linux-based OS.
He recently created ISO images specifically for the Intel Compute Stick, but they also work with other Atom Bay Trail and Cherry Trail processors.
Linuxium did this by combining the source code and recent patches to port them with Ubuntu kernel source, thereby allowing him to provide a fully functional HDMI audio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth experience.
Users who don’t want to run Ubuntu are at liberty to download images for Lubuntu, Xubuntu,Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE,
It is important to note that these Ubuntu builds won’t get automatic kernel updates because they include a patched kernel. That notwithstanding, all the usual applications will continue to receive application updates as they normally do.
Ian Morrison has also written a script that can be downloaded and used to update users’ kernels to the latest release. The ISOs are configured to install using 64 bit or 32-bit bootloader so you wouldn’t need to modify the buyer settings for swift dual booting.
You can visit Linuxium’s blog for more information.