Picuntu 5.1 brings Ubuntu 14.04 to the MarsBoard RK3066 dev board

Picuntu is a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed to run on devices with Rockchip processors. That effectively lets you turn a cheap Android TV box into a full-fledged PC capable of running desktop apps such as LibreOffice, GIMP and Firefox. Now the developer has released a new beta that’s based on recently-released Ubuntu 14.04. It’s […]

PicUntu 4.5 installer loads Ubuntu onto Rockchip RK3188 devices

PicUntu is a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed to run on TV boxes and other devices with Rockchip’s ARM-based processors. Now it’s easier to install than ever, offering a way to turn a cheap Android TV box into a full-fledged Linux computer. The developer has released a new build called PicUntu 4.5, along with […]

PicUntu 4.4.3 brings Ubuntu Linux to devices with RK3188 quad-core chips

Have an Android tablet or TV box with a Rockchip RK3188 processor, and wish it ran a desktop operating system rather than a mobile OS? A new build of PicUntu is available, bringing the full Ubuntu Linux experience to devices with RK3188 processors. The Rockchip RK3188 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip with Mali […]

Rikomagic UK to offer Minix Linux ARM PCs (MK802 III LE, MK802 IV LE)

It looks like it may be time to stop calling tiny ARM-based devices like the MK802 Android TV sticks and go back to calling them mini PCs. Rikomagic UK has announced it will start shipping Linux Editions of two of its most recent ARM-powered stick-sized computers. The MK802 III LE (Linux Edition) and MK802 IV […]

Linux source code for Rockchip RK3188 devices now available

Rockchip’s RK3188 processor is one of the fastest ARM Cortex-A9 chips around. The 28nm quad-core processor outperforms the chips found in the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 7, for instance. And it’s a relatively inexpensive chip, which explains why it’s proven popular with Chinese tablet and TV box makers. Most devices featuring the […]

Picuntu home://io for RK3066 TV sticks makes installing Linux easy(ish)

Android TV sticks with Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processors available sell for as little as $42. But these little boxes let you turn a TV or monitor into a computer capable of running thousands of Android apps. Or if you really want to use an RK3066 stick as a computer you can install Ubuntu. A custom version of […]

PicUntu brings light-weight Linux to RK3066 mini PCs (MK808, UG802, etc)

There are a handful of inexpensive TV sticks with Rockchip RK3066 dual core processors available for around $50 to $70. While they’re designed to run Android apps on a TV, they can also run other operating systems. Now the first Ubuntu Linux-based OS is available for RK3066 mini computers including the MK808 and UG802. It’s […]