Arch Linux to be Released soon ...Shots Fired against ReSwitched & F0F

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Natehaxx, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. LightOffPro

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    You can't compare it like that. PS3 and Xbox are home consoles, this is a portable device.
     
  2. Fadi5555

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    In my opinion the most important benefit for getting Linux on switch is to run emulators.
    Like: (retroarch, dolphin, ppsspp, and pcsx2). Please tell me your thoughts.

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    If you talk about the power the switch is more powerful than ps3/xbox360 and it has double of ram.
     
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    I absolutely can't wait for this (well android). When android is up and running, we will have PUBG mobile and other games. I want to get an android tablet for gaming but this will sure help out instead
     
  4. Pickle_Rick

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    The switch is faster than most android tablets anyway.
     
  5. untok

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    Newer tried arch or anarcy but ps3 asbest os launcer i remember linux is nice to have but still more want emus and homebrews to consoles. :grog::switch:
     
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    Which is kinda why I'm hoping for an android build. Aren't too many tegra tablets out there.
     
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  7. Milenko

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    I want android for mobile ports, san andreas etc
     
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    You can do (or will be able to do) those things with regular homebrew. No need to erase the Switch OS and put Linux on it. Plus if you did that you wouldn't be able to play games on the plane.
     
  10. Pickle_Rick

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    Dual boot bitch.
     
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    Even if that was possible why would you want to do that when homebrew apps would be able to do it better? It's not logical
     
  12. Pickle_Rick

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    Because homebrew apps won't do it better. Nvidia has already made linux/android drivers available for the tegra line of SoCs. No work is needed to get the hardware working (except a little config). The switch's OS uses proprietary APIs that need to reverse engineered. Then someone has to make the homebrew libraries. Assuming they even work well enough, then you have to port over every application to the switch's OS (and change them to use the homebrew APIs). It's madness. Just throw Linux or Android on the damn thing.
     
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  13. untok

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    Dual boot without using nand and using sd is ok myself. its ok to some people to use nand to dualboot but in future if we need nand space to something original switch stuff its good to have untouched to me. :)
     
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  14. lordelan

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    Erm ... pretty sure this will be worked around soon by either partitioning the Horizon OS partition or making other OS (like Linux and Android) bootable form SD.
     
  15. Natehaxx
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    Emunand will be your friend
     
  16. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    Also because windows code is strictly prohibited. Even if someone reverse engineer it M$ wouldnt let any source to stay online for much...

    So without the source code windows always run on devices emulated so it's the original windows running at low performance emulated. No one can convert it to other devices...

    There is also windows ARM but it sucks.

    Also there is actually a free windows based OS that started by people who had reverse engineered windows, but they prohibited any code from M$ so anyone could keep improving it but not using the original code, therefore is not windows anymore and it's a dead OS nowadays, I think is React OS, but looks worse than wind XP as it was based on a older windows, but it's still in development even though I don't see any use 4 it other than 4 learning purposes.
     
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  17. Pickle_Rick

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    Actually the Windows 2000 (server version) source code got leaked online. It's still downloadable too.
     
  18. Medveitsi

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    Pcsx2 is a x86 program so it wont work on switch
     
  19. Pickle_Rick

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    Dolphin will though.
     
  20. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    Yeah, M$ never seem to care much 4 that. But if it was wind10 it would be shut downs very fast...
     
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