64-bit ARM Version Of Ubuntu/Debian Is Booting

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2013-Feb-27 | Tags: armdebianubuntu

Start64!The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) port image of Debian/Ubuntu has surfaced. Debian-based Linux is now ready to play in a 64-bit ARM world, months ahead of any hardware appearing for the general public. Similar to x86_64, Linux is the first operating system ready for the new architecture.

For months the upstream Linux work has been happening by ARM Holdings with GCC compiler support, LLVM/Clang compiler support, Linux kernel support, and Glibc, among other components. This work has now all been merged into the respective mainline code-bases so it's really up to the distributors now to have a hand at making their software 64-bit ARM ready.


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