Optimal OS for C1

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Optimal OS for C1

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Hello wonderful people! :)
What is the optimal OS for an old Odroid C1 - original, not +?
I suppose it highly depends on what I want to use it for. Still, what are the best options?

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It depends on what you want to use it for :D
You can use Hardkernel's android for a media-player/retro gaming setup, or Hardkernel's Ubuntu for a desktop linux experience, or ListerTV for kodi, or armbian for better docker support.
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If you want to hear music, try Volumio. https://community.volumio.org/t/volumio ... oards/8191
If you want to watch video, try LiserTV. viewtopic.php?f=116&t=39184

If you want to do web surfing, just give up since newer version of Debian/Ubuntu desktop OS are too heavy and complicated to run on any 1GB RAM devices even with ZRAM stuff.
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If you want to do web surfing, just give up since newer version of Debian/Ubuntu desktop OS are too heavy and complicated to run on any 1GB RAM devices even with ZRAM stuff.
Is there any older, light-weight Linux desktop OS that would still run on this device?

If I wanted to turn it into a Hi-Fi, I suppose I would have to add a DAC or some sort of external soundcard to the device - as the C1 is missing the built-in audio I2S interface, which the C1+ already had.

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Some affordable USB HiFi sound cards should work fine with Volumio OS.

If you don't need to see a video on web-browser, the lightweight Midori browser works reasonably with 2 or 3 tabs on our latest Ubuntu 20.04 image.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-c1/os_images/ubuntu/v4.1
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VAdam wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:09 pm
If you want to do web surfing, just give up since newer version of Debian/Ubuntu desktop OS are too heavy and complicated to run on any 1GB RAM devices even with ZRAM stuff.
Is there any older, light-weight Linux desktop OS that would still run on this device?

If I wanted to turn it into a Hi-Fi, I suppose I would have to add a DAC or some sort of external soundcard to the device - as the C1 is missing the built-in audio I2S interface, which the C1+ already had.
I used to run DietPi on my C1. That gave me basic web browsing and kodi. I forget if youtube in firefox worked.
I have a chromebook now so switched over to lisertv and it works well for just kodi.

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Would be nice to have RancherOS on the good old c1

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