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[2]: Wha?
by TechGeek on Mon 1st Dec 2008 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Wha?"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

There are a lot of clueless people on this thread. Now I may be one of them, but last time I checked, MOST OS's don't offer a stable kernel API/ABI. You can't run Windows 3.11 drivers on Vista and vice versa. Why would you expect that type of thing on Linux? Not to mention, the main reason for unstable behavior in Windows is drivers. Why would you want to bring that on Linux? Most companies do NOT spend the time on programming to make sure there stuff is rock solid. They program it until its good enough and then they ship it. I don't want close source drivers in Linux and neither do the people writing it. But you are free to implement whatever you want in your kernel...

As for package management, again, you are chasing ghosts. There is one universal package for Linux. Its called source code. And it works on every system. Some distros make it easier, some dont.

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RE[3]: Wha?
by sbergman27 on Mon 1st Dec 2008 23:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Wha?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

There are a lot of clueless people on this thread. Now I may be one of them, but last time I checked, MOST OS's don't offer a stable kernel API/ABI.

Out of curiosity, does anyone in the know care to comment on FreeBSD's policy on internal kernel api/abi?

Edited 2008-12-01 23:07 UTC

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