Developer gets Ubuntu 11.10 running on Archos 43

 

Looking for an alternative to Android on your Archos 43 tablet? If so, you're in luck: CalcProgrammer1 from xda-developers managed to get Ubuntu 11.10 up and running on the device, and above is a video of it all in action. 

Everything looks really smooth, and it certainly seems like a compelling alternative to Android if you wish to do some more complex tasks while you're on the go. If I had an Archos 43, I'd definitely take a look at running Ubuntu on it. 

CalcProgrammer1 is still working on the build, but most of the important stuff is already there; WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB charging all work. What's still missing is hardware graphics acceleration, but that's not necessary at the moment given how well the software is already working. 

How many of you who own an Archos 43 are going to install Ubuntu? Let us know in the comments, and also tell us how well it's working!

[xda-developers]
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