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[5]: Wha?
by OSGuy on Sun 30th Nov 2008 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wha?"
OSGuy
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Although I do believe what you say is true about the linux kernel hackers and their intentions and goals "works for me", unfortunately, based on the entire business world and IT professionals, these linux hackers have chosen the wrong path. Pretty much every review I have read is about "linux" on the desktop and consistency as darknexus has stated. Based on the type of behaviour of the kernel hackers, I can assure everyone these reviewers and IT professionals wanting this type of consistency have a voided hope. Where do I come? Well, "it almost always works for me" and personally I have no problem using Linux and although in general I am a third party software developer, unfortunately I am not as advanced as these kernel hackers are -- in order for me to do something about consistency. If I could help, I would help. This is where people like me and others fall apart. I want to help but I can't, others can help but they won't.

Back on topic, that linux on the iPhone is good as a personal exercise and train yourself, get more experience and learn about linux but I don't see it how it would be useful and why (besided learning) anyone would want to install it. As a training excercise it is good but that's about it.

Edited 2008-11-30 01:48 UTC

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