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[6]: Wha?
by sbergman27 on Mon 1st Dec 2008 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wha?"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

No... The problem here is plain and clear the Linux user. Here we have YET ANOTHER platform where Linux runs half backed without any real value whatsoever...

I disagree. You are saying that if these guys didn't get a Linux kernel running on iPhone hardware, then the Linux kernel developers would implement a policy of maintaining a stable internal driver abi, and there would be one package manager to rule them all instead of yum, apt, and yast. That is a completely nonsensical assertion.

Actually, Linux is not running "half-baked" here. It is just barely running at all because that is the state of this very young project.

I use OpenWRT every day in my work to extend the capabilities of WRT54GL routers to handle the needs that my clients have. Standard WRT54GLs do not have the capabilities required. The OpenWRT firmware is rock solid stable and far *better* than the firmware that the routers come with. But there was a time that the OpenWRT project was at this stage, just getting the kernel to boot, and I'm sure someone must have made a post similar to this one in his blog or on the OpenWRT site. And now the results of that project are invaluable to me and many others.

Where is the "Scratch one's Itch"?

See the above paragraph.

Eric Raymond says:

Eric Raymond is (in my opinion, of course) a self-important windbag whose quotes generally aren't worth the bandwidth used to propagate them.

So tell me what the freaken problem here is?

The "freaken" problem is that you and Darknexus are presuming to dictate what other people should and shouldn't do for you with their time, talents, and efforts. And while we're on the subject... what have you done for me lately?

Edited 2008-12-01 23:00 UTC

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RE[7]: Wha?
by apoclypse on Mon 1st Dec 2008 22:57 in reply to "RE[6]: Wha?"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17


The "freaken" problem is that you and Darknexus are presuming to dictate what other people should and shouldn't do for you with their time, talents, and efforts. And while we're on the subject... what have you done for me lately?


Brava, Sir, Brava! To top it off now you have Janet Jackson stuck in my head. Brilliant!

A little undue sarcasm because I agree with you. ;)

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