We have run into what appears to be a compatibility wall with the OS. We have several Via Epia 1000 mini ITX PCs laying around and have not been able to get a successful load onto them, however Linux Mint Debian seems to work well. This is the first time we have seen the Gigastrand OS not work on a system when another does.
On what has worked:
- Toshiba Satellite L505 Laptop
- Uniwill Intel Centrino Laptop with 512mb RAM
- AMD Athlon PC with 1Gb RAM
- All new Gigastrand PCs and Laptops
We have posted some items for sale in the Join the Project section of the Gigastrand OS page to help us fund the Gigastrand OS project. You can also simply donate to the project. All proceeds raised go toward the Gigastrand OS development.
The great thing is, that donations and proceeds can be used immediately and do not cost as much as with Kickstarter.
I have been asked: "What exactly do you have to pay for?" A part from the standard operating costs of running a business, here is a short list:
- Software licenses. Some of the technology used in the development will be free for end-users but Gigastrand will have to foot the bill for it in the way of a flat fee.
- R&D time. Developing an OS means solving problems. Solving problems takes time.
- Development costs. Including developer resources (i.e. hardware / software), developer time (i.e. payroll), and tools (i.e. websites, host space, etc.). I will say that the nice thing about developing software in Linux is that 99% of the tools are free or low cost.
So, get involved! Feel free to contact us, check out the OS page for updates, and Join the Project.
Gigastrand OS: Linux for Everyone