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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stabel driver abi
by dizzey on Mon 1st Dec 2008 00:55 UTC
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Yeah becus it works so well with the stabel driver abi.
There is not one os with a stabel driver abi except windows that are well supported.

macosx wont find any drivers except for hardware that apple sells
beos hardly any drivers there

the list can go on and on about operating systems with a stable abi for drivers but still no drivers.

if linux had ben dependent on a stable abi and manufactures making the drivers it would be a really small os today with almost no hw support.

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RE: stable driver abi
by darknexus on Mon 1st Dec 2008 01:18 in reply to "stabel driver abi"
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Just about every external device has Mac drivers. It's true that OS X is optimized for Apple internal hardware (the hardware they use, it's not built by them), but to say that drivers are only available for Apple devices is pure FUD.
Oh, and fixed the spelling in your subject line.

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RE[2]: stable driver abi
by dizzey on Mon 1st Dec 2008 01:49 in reply to "RE: stable driver abi"
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no really fud.
sure apple support many usb devices but so do almost all os.

there are loads of usb devices that dosent wok with osx.

mp3 players webcams wireless and tv capture.

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RE[2]: stable driver abi
by apoclypse on Mon 1st Dec 2008 19:16 in reply to "RE: stable driver abi"
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Maybe his post was FUD, but there is truth there. Both Windows and OSX support less hardware than Linux out of the box. Stable ABI or no, the fact of the matter is that Linux supports out of the box more hardware, more platforms, than almost any other OS. Almost all of the drivers are open source, they get regurlarly updated, some of the drivers have been written by interested hackers by reverse engineering their hardware of interest and the kernel is rock solid.

Maybe I'm not getting hat you are saying because that looks like a success to me.

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