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Answered 2015-05-11 07:51:27

As long as there are hardware, demand, and developers, there will be a custom build.

Here's a list of the ones I've seen in:

  • Intel x86 (i386): desktop/laptop computers, thin clients
  • Intel x86_64 and AMD (amd64): desktop/laptop computers
  • ARM: Nintendo DS, smartphones [Android*, Tizen], Raspberry Pi [Raspbian]
  • MIPS: Sony Playstation 2, Sony Playstation Portable
  • PowerPC: desktop computers [Pre-OS X Macs], and formerly Sony Playstation 3

*Android is not a complete Linux-based system, but it does use a modified Linux kernel as part of the operating system.

I've also heard that some custom firmwares for routers are also Linux-based.

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