Does ubuntu run on any other devices besides personal computers?

  • ehm, what are you thinking of? – Alvar Nov 12 '14 at 14:59
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    Ofcourse... I have it running on servers, laptops, notebooks, a tablet and a phone. This does not seem like a problem with Ubuntu to me. – Rinzwind Nov 12 '14 at 15:06
  • It is also able to run on a Television but hasn't been officially released to the public and isn't currently in commercial use also. – Michael Lindman Nov 12 '14 at 15:10
  • It also runs on phones, tablets and chromebooks (ARM processors). See the top orange bar ubuntu.com – Grzegorz Żur Nov 12 '14 at 15:26
  • What do you mean by “personal computers”? There's a narrow meaning that denotes all IBM-compatible computers, nowadays called x86 architecture and the derived AMD64 architecture, and a broad meaning denoting all computers designed for personal usage and general purpose computing tasks. – David Foerster Nov 12 '14 at 16:23

Ubuntu for tablets and smartphones is in development.You can already try to use them if you feel adventurous.There is also Ubuntu for netbooks.

However Ubuntu is a version of GNU/Linux.And there are versions of Linux that run on devices ranging from microwaves up to supercomputers.There are cars with Linux.Android is also a version of Linux.

With enough knowledge and tweaking you could run Ubuntu on anything with sufficient processing power.

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  • Don't forget Ubuntu TV. – Kaz Wolfe Nov 12 '14 at 18:59
  • Ofcourse...And let's not forget specialised Ubuntu versions like edubuntu etc... – Mario Kamenjak Nov 12 '14 at 19:54
  • Does it exist? Does it have at least a 32-bit processor? If so, it can run Ubuntu. – Kaz Wolfe Nov 12 '14 at 20:48

I run Ubuntu on my BeagleBone Black.

I hear that other people run Ubuntu on Gumstix.

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