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Old 03-04-2015, 10:08 AM
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Running Linux on a Canon DSLR

Originally posted as if it was an April Fool's joke but actually true. Whether it is useful is another matter...

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And the point is?

Seems these guys need a new hobby. Maybe they can try to run Linux on an EQ6.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:38 PM
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Do you need a hug?
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And the point is?
It frees your laptop up so you can take high quality photos with it.

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:59 PM
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It frees your laptop up so you can take high quality photos with it.



It's not a completely silly idea. The trend of "real" operating systems moving to smaller and smaller embedded devices (as they become more capable) has been going on for years. Why spend man-years building a proprietary OS when you can adapt an existing one and provide your application developers with a familiar environment and all the tools they need?

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Rick, I always need hugs. When you are on neighborhood

For new product development, it certainly makes sense. But to try and retrofit a GP OS onto a custom platform that already had it's own operating environment just says to me they are unemployed.
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This is awesome and a great way to get around current problems with Canon's system, especially avoiding the firmware writes that could cause problems (read the thread for details).

I wonder if it will be possible to run a better INDI driver on it for use with ekos?
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Rick, I always need hugs. When you are on neighborhood

For new product development, it certainly makes sense. But to try and retrofit a GP OS onto a custom platform that already had it's own operating environment just says to me they are unemployed.
I'll keep you on my hug list next time I'm in Sydney, Trevor

They may be unemployed but I believe they do some very cool stuff. If I wasn't a Nikon guy I'd be using their stuff on my Canon camera.

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That is absolutely amazing. Damn.
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Yeah it's pretty neat, I can see the possibilities. For it to be practical, they'd have to strip a bunch of stuff out of the generic Linux kernel to make it useful on a small, dedicated, battery powered camera...but embedded Linux is all around us
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