Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Nov 2008 21:22 UTC
Linux Even though there are a lot of happy people using Apple's iPhone very happily, there's also a group of people who are not so happy, most likely because of Apple's rather strict policies regarding applications and developers. While most of these people would just jailbreak the thing, some take it a step further - by installing another operating system. Yes, Linux now runs on the iPhone (1st gen/2nd gen, and the 1st gen iPod Touch).
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RE: Linux on everything
by flanque on Sun 30th Nov 2008 00:04 UTC in reply to "Linux on everything"
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

Just give it time. If there's one thing that the Linux community has demonstrated without doubt is that they're persistent. It'll get there.

I'm definitely watching this project and hope it is a huge success!

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v RE[2]: Linux on everything
by tyrione on Sun 30th Nov 2008 02:43 in reply to "RE: Linux on everything"
RE[3]: Linux on everything
by Johann Chua on Mon 1st Dec 2008 04:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux on everything"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, because corporate Linux backers are the ones behind ports to the iPods and other hardware with no enterprise use.

Grow up.

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RE[3]: Linux on everything
by WereCatf on Mon 1st Dec 2008 07:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux on everything"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The persistence is based upon billions of dollars invested by corporations who pay for the bulk of the heavy lifting.

I just HAVE to butt in, sorry for that, but...that's a seriously naive and ill-informed statement right there. Do you believe Linux development have been funded by corporations all the way from the beginning? No, it hasn't. All the "heavy lifting" has been done by people who freely donated their time, especially so in the beginning, and all out of enthusiasm. I hope you know the meaning of that word.

Don't get overly titillated about this as major corporations aren't going to touch this one with a 100 m pole.

I seriously doubt that f.ex. Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux are that popular in major corporations either and they are both doing fine. Not having financial support from a major corporation does not mean people will stop working on something. This work, Linux on iPhone, is done by people who love Linux and just like to tinker around. I don't think they'll stop doing that anytime soon.

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