C.H.I.P. Does Computer Things!!! (aka Debian on C.H.I.P.)
With December deadlines in sight, it's about time C.H.I.P. does computer things!
Debian means we are go for GUI (graphical user interface). GUI means we are go for computer things! (and super slick projects like C.H.I.P.py Ruxpin too)
Our Software Doges, Alex, Wynter and Andrew, have been hacking away to flash Debian to our tiny little 9 dollar computers. And now it's here, in all its flashable glory!
Love release notes? Check out the Debian release notes here!
NAME YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM!!!
What’s in a name? A C.H.I.P. OS by any other name would boot just as sweet...right? We say why the heck shouldn't we give it a sweet name?!
We're calling on you C.H.I.P.sters! What should we call your Debian on C.H.I.P.? Tweet us your suggestions at @nextthingco using #CHIPDebian! (there may be a super secret prize for the winner...)
THE C.H.I.P. COMMUNITY
They Live! The forums are frothing with knowledge, know-how and nonsense (of the kind most fun!). Shout out to our SuperHackers renzo, mrIowaIowa, soderstrom & nbastin, who collectively and successfully hacked Debian onto C.H.I.P. before our flashing tools were available! Join them and the growing conversation at bbs.nextthing.co!
For documentation, including new Debian tutorials, visit 42.nextthing.co.
Stalk us on Twitter! We love sharing C.H.I.P. progress and showering tweeters with GIFs. We're @nextthingco and we love hearing about your C.H.I.P. plans (and your suggested C.H.I.P. OS names!)
Currently, we’ve only shipped Alpha C.H.I.P.s to those who backed at the kernel hacker reward level (we call them KHBs - Kernel Hacker Backers). Stand alone C.H.I.P. pledges begin shipping in December (soon. very soon) and continue through March with PocketC.H.I.P.s and display adapters shipping by May of 2016. We are still on track to meet our estimated shipping timelines!
If you’re curious when your reward is estimated to ship, check your pledge on Kickstarter.
Moved recently? Moving soon? Update your address anytime at chip.backerkit.com. Forgetful? No worries! We’ll send an address confirmation email 2-3 days before we ship your C.H.I.P.(s).
Jonesing for another C.H.I.P.? Sign up for the preorder announcement at nextthing.co!
mmmtc (much much more to come)
(⌐■_■) - everyone at NTC (especially Alex)