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[4]: Wha?
by ruel24 on Sun 30th Nov 2008 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wha?"
ruel24
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I disagree. I like choice. Besides, there really is only a few package managers: rpm, dpkg, source, and maybe a couple of others. Applications like Apt, Synaptic, Yum, YaST, URPMI, and others only manipulate the package managers and do some dependency resolution. The real package managers are rpm, dpkg...

But, back to the choice thing. I think homogenation is bad for Linux. I use PCLinuxOS, but if it goes a different direction than I want it to, I'll move somewhere else that gives me what I want. To homogenate distros so that they're standardized is just saying that I'll take what they give me and I'll like it. No, I won't. I like certain package management applications and I like having a nice configuration application like the Mandriva Control Center or YaST. If I had to use Ubuntu for the rest of my life, I'd buy a Mac. It's that simple. I'm all for FOSS, but I'm not a die hard and will use something else if that works better for me. Right now, Linux is everything that I need. But, this kind of crap could change that...

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