Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th May 2017 09:33 UTC
Linux

It is 2017. Pick an average PC from 2007 and install a minimal GNU/Linux based operating system. You will be able to do basic computing tasks (eg. surfing the web, reading E-Mails, listening to music, chatting) just like on an expensive modern PC. You will even get security updates, so your old computer is protected, just like as a new one.

postmarketOS (I love the name) aims to do the same for smartphones. A small Linux distribution with a phone interface, designed to be easy to update and maintain to solve the problems Android poses in this area. The project is in its infancy, so it needs a lot of help to further realise its vision.

This is a great idea, and it could breathe life into devices not even LineageOS can keep alive.

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RE: Comment by The123king
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Sun 28th May 2017 08:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by The123king"
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you would have to somehow dig out older app versions for that android release - and those might be insecure by today's standards.

i have an android 2.x phone and i like it very much,but there are apps i have installed on it that i would have difficulty finding again for this os release. and plenty of them were closed source, so how would you expect to patch them ?

if that os would come with a dedicated sofrware repository, that would be wonderful. otherwise, i doubt it would work as well as people would expect. maybe something like f-droid for older android release?

Edited 2017-05-28 08:15 UTC

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