PicUntu: Ubuntu for Rockchip RK3066 Mini PC

    Inexpensive mini-PCs, where the Rockchip RK3066 chip is used as a platform, until now have been considered exclusively as a TV set-top box. With the help of such “TV sticks” you can turn the TV into a PC with Android. But now there is an opportunity to turn such a system into a full-fledged PC based on Ubuntu. Meet PicUntu, a special Ubuntu distribution for gadgets based on the RK3066.

    You can download PicUntu from here . It is worth recalling that the standard configuration of these mini-PCs includes 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, a slot for microSD memory cards, a USB port, and HDMI. The size of the PicUntu distribution for such a device is 110 MB.

    A positive nuance is the presence of WiFI drivers for the UG802 and MK808, plus support for additional devices that can be added in future versions of these miniature computers. There are also negative aspects - for example, the lack of hardware acceleration for video. Yes, you can perform normal operations in the Ubuntu environment, but here you can’t play 3D games, and you won’t see HD video.

    The display resolution supported by the distribution is up to 1920 * 1080 pixels. There is support for wireless communication modules, as already mentioned, audio and other basic modules.

    In PicUntu, during installation, it is possible to choose a configuration - either a server or just a desktop PC. Additional packages include Apache, Samba, Joomla, Flash, Java, plus Xfce and GNOME.

    And yes, additional hardware is required to install PicUntu on the mini PC. Namely - a PC with Linux.

    More information, plus the distribution, can be obtained here .

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