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    Phoronix: Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    For those that didn't hear yet, Google announced another hardware product today -- a WiFi router called the OnHub...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-OnHub-Router

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    No AC? Disappointing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
      No AC? Disappointing.
      On googles product page is says
      5 GHz wireless 802.11a/n/ac 3x3 with smart antenna

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      • #4
        Interesting to me that Google seems to prefer Gentoo over Arch, or Ubuntu for a lot of their products (ChromeOS is Gentoo as well). I wonder if its for the rolling release, or if there's a different reason.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ericg View Post
          Interesting to me that Google seems to prefer Gentoo over Arch, or Ubuntu for a lot of their products (ChromeOS is Gentoo as well). I wonder if its for the rolling release, or if there's a different reason.
          gentoo is american and stable

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Interesting to me that Google seems to prefer Gentoo over Arch, or Ubuntu for a lot of their products (ChromeOS is Gentoo as well). I wonder if its for the rolling release, or if there's a different reason.
            Have we ever had any serious device with binary package based distribution? It is too unflexible.
            And using Ubuntu for such purposes is just a joke.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by magika View Post
              Have we ever had any serious device with binary package based distribution? It is too unflexible.
              And using Ubuntu for such purposes is just a joke.
              I only brought up Ubuntu because Google made their own internal Ubuntu-based distro

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              • #8
                Why not OpenWRT, which is actually tuned to be a router OS?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                  Interesting to me that Google seems to prefer Gentoo over Arch, or Ubuntu for a lot of their products (ChromeOS is Gentoo as well). I wonder if its for the rolling release, or if there's a different reason.
                  With Gentoo you can (and usually do) customize the installation to only work on that hardware only. Makes it more responsive and faster than binary based distrobutions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                    Interesting to me that Google seems to prefer Gentoo over Arch, or Ubuntu for a lot of their products (ChromeOS is Gentoo as well). I wonder if its for the rolling release, or if there's a different reason.
                    I think the ChromeOS team helped create this product, so that probably explains it.

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