mmmh… I’m from a poor south american country and my hard disk broke like three years ago and I’ve been running Debian in a SD card since then. I remember trying Manjaro but it didn’t let me install the system on the SD. Thanks to Linux I’m currently able to work from home. I would had to ask my boss a computer if not and it would be a Windows machine

Source : https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/nqzj0c/7_sd_cardsized_soc_running_debian_10/

Helix
102M

What happened to all the initiatives bringing computers to poor countries?

@ajz
creator
82M

Good point. </me goes searching on the web and finds -> A project like One Laptop per Child is still alive : http://blog.laptop.org/

@avalos
72M

Great. It provides an Ubuntu-based OS with a Sugar environment out of the box. I read somewhere they were also offering Windows, but it seems that’s not the case anymore. Great.

poVoq
5
edit-2
2M

They still happen here and there, but actually in this case (Chinese) capitalism proofed to be the better driver of change and such devices have become affordable even in poor countries. But the newish RasberryPI 400 would be probably better for work; just needs a screen.

@Echedenyan
9
edit-2
2M

This kind of difficulties use to happen when you try to deal with an ethical replacement with low resources.

During the gross part of the pandemic, I was studying WebDev and my graphical card of the tower got broken.

I had to deal with a low-spec laptop in the resource hungry nonfree Goolag Meet daily meeting, having NetBeans open and test things in Apache Tomcat at the same time. Dealing with hard moments mostly because of the meeting resources use even with a more low-resource usage replacement for Tomcat (Payara which takes less resources at boot time of the WebApp).

Just because the computer from the school would have had the same limitations as with this guy and I wouldnt have been able to replace the OS by the limited time and restrictions imposed.

You dont need exactly be from poor country.

poVoq
42M

At least Manjaro ARM can be installed on SD cards though.

Lessgoo
42M

Thats actually pretty sad…

@ajz
creator
162M

Yes, I find it sad because it shows that financial injustice is still a big thing on this planet, as well as bosses promoting closed source software from money greed tech giants. But I also find it inspiring to see that open source offers tools for anyone to find creative solutions, cheap and aimed at freedom of choice, and that makes me happy.

Lessgoo
1
edit-2
3d
Lessgoo
1
edit-2
3d
Lessgoo
29d

Yea. I wish for a day when tech giants don’t exist. Instead, everything would be open source and privacy respecting

I agree

@someone
12M

:(

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

Community icon by Alpár-Etele Méder, licensed under CC BY 3.0

  • 0 users online
  • 54 users / day
  • 72 users / week
  • 146 users / month
  • 449 users / 6 months
  • 3684 subscribers
  • 1170 Posts
  • 3360 Comments
  • Modlog