Always Innovating is pleased to announce Super-Jumbo for the
Beagleboard family (also compatible with Touch Book & Smart Book).
What is Super-Jumbo? Super-Jumbo is a single image which provides four
operating systems fully optimized for the OMAP3 chip:
- AIOS (complete full-featured Angstrom fork)
- Android Gingerbread v2.3
- Ubuntu Maverick 10.10
- ChromiumOS (first time ever released for OMAP3)
Our single kernel is compatible across the whole Beagleboard and Touch
Your Beagleboard won't have to chose any more between cheese *OR*
desert. Your Beagleboard is getting cheese *AND* desert from now on!
On a single 2GB file - which expands to 3.8GB so you imperatively need
a SD card of 4GB minimum, Super-Jumbo aggregates hundreds of
applications already set up for you across the four major ARM
systems. You are getting no less than 18 apps to access the web! The
list of what you can do is practically endless:
Firefox, Fennec, Chromium browser, Open Office, mplayer, ompafbplay,
totem, full gnome desktop (all of these on both OE and Ubuntu), java
1.6, DSP bridge with gst-dsp, DSP link, clutter latest, xbmc, full
Gingerbread plus a
set of already installed apps, full ChromiumOS, and many other things.
On top of those bits, Super-Jumbo has the unique feature to run those
multiple operating systems at the same time, without any reboot,
natively, and without any performance loss. Watch the youtube demo
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yseT4USH8SY. Come and see at the
Embedded Linux conference in San Francisco on April 13, 2011 to get
the internals and tricks of our architecture to achieve this feature:
Super-Jumbo is a two-year effort by the Always Innovating team. But
this achievement has been made possible only because of the work
accomplished by the whole open source community. We cannot practically
list all the persons here, but people with significant contributions
to those bits will recognize themselves.
So go and download Super-Jumbo at http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/beagleboard/
Founder Always Innovating
PS: If this initiative meets some success, the idea is to release a
super-jumbo every quarter or so, with more OS and TI hardware support.