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: What a strange thread
by Moochman on Mon 1st Dec 2008 13:37 UTC in reply to "What a strange thread"
Moochman
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I think your vision of the future is a little skewed.

The iPhone's main strength is its software. Most people who buy it are happy to trade a little freedom for smooth operation. Even if an iPhone-Linux were developed to same usability and aesthetic standards of the real iPhone OS (which seems rather unlikely), I can't imagine anyone outside of a select geek community would feel the need to mess around with it.

Apple would be wise to let this thing slide and pretend it doesn't exist. Chances are low that it will be installed on even 1% of all iPhones -- so let the geeks have their fun.

Edited 2008-12-01 13:39 UTC

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