Linux support is not a priority for the Vampire. The team is focused on providing the best "Amiga" experience - hardware plus Amiga operating system.
The general consensus (for now) is this: If you want Linux there are plenty of cheap ways to get a Linux system running.
Getting Linux running in the future on Vampire can be possible in one of two ways:
- someone gets the new MMU specs and adapts a flavour of Linux to the new MMU architecture
- the Apollo team introduces some sort of MMU "classic" emulation but that is a lot of work and again not a priority
Oh, I definitely understand it not being a priority (and yeah none of my reasons for wanting to do this are good, but I've wanted an excuse to reverse engineer cdtv.device for literally almost my entire adult life), and I'm certainly not going to ask anyone else to do the work - but if there's any way *I* can do the work, I'd love to
I'm, uh, pretty familiar with Linux, so porting the kernel (and then getting that code into upstream) isn't a big problem as long as there's some kind of description of how the MMU works.