Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 09:26 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple We all know Apple's App Store policies are a bit willy-nilly, inconsistent, and completely unreliable. This issue has been going on for a while now, and it doesn't see like anything has changed. The latest interesting App Store rejection is especially interesting, as it involves Apple rejecting an application related to one of its detractors: the EFF.
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Jailbreak or...
by pupdawg on Fri 5th Jun 2009 12:15 UTC
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2006-04-03

http://www.iphonelinux.org/index.php/Main_Page

Lets hope the iPhone linux project matures some day soon. ;)

iPhone with Linux,Compiz, KDE4 or Gnome

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RE: Jailbreak or...
by WereCatf on Fri 5th Jun 2009 13:49 in reply to "Jailbreak or..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

iPhone is good on the hardware-side of things; it looks good, has a well-working and adequately sized touchscreen and all the bells and whistles you could imagine you'd need on a phone.

But the software side lacks. No support for MMS has already put off many people, and it's one of the reasons why I wouldn't buy iPhone. But also the Apple's tendency to try to limit and control the users is a good reason to avoid it. But when Linux is actually working well and fine on an iPhone it'll suddenly become every attractive to any homebrew dev, and will most likely very soon have every possible feature you could ask for, including MMS support. At that point I am all for an iPhone myself, too.

EDIT: Forgot to add that I don't suggest either GNOME or KDE4 for it without heavy modification. As a toolkit for the applications themselves Qt4 would be a good choice in that it is a lot easier to create fluid animations in Qt4 than GTK+, and on a small screen fluid, clear animations actually are useful for making it easier to see what's happening.

Edited 2009-06-05 13:55 UTC

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RE: Jailbreak or...
by Laurence on Fri 5th Jun 2009 14:06 in reply to "Jailbreak or..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

http://www.iphonelinux.org/index.php/Main_Page Lets hope the iPhone linux project matures some day soon. ;) iPhone with Linux,Compiz, KDE4 or Gnome


...Or buy an Android handset and not only have your fully functional phone with a Linux kernel, but also support the companies who are investing into open software.

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RE[2]: Jailbreak or...
by kenji on Fri 5th Jun 2009 15:14 in reply to "RE: Jailbreak or..."
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

...Or buy an Android handset and not only have your fully functional phone with a Linux kernel, but also support the companies who are investing into open software.


Exactly! I intentionally avoid all apple consumer products like the plaque. I refuse to support a company that excessively limits what you can do with their products.

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RE[2]: Jailbreak or...
by elsewhere on Fri 5th Jun 2009 20:12 in reply to "RE: Jailbreak or..."
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2005-07-13

...Or buy an Android handset and not only have your fully functional phone with a Linux kernel, but also support the companies who are investing into open software.


Fully functional only after you provide a Google ID, that is. Until then it's just a brick.

You need to root an Android phone the same way you need to jailbreak an iPhone if you actually want functionality on your terms. There's no free lunch with Google, or the providers.

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RE[2]: Jailbreak or...
by pupdawg on Sat 6th Jun 2009 13:20 in reply to "RE: Jailbreak or..."
pupdawg Member since:
2006-04-03

I do plan to buy a Android handset soon but I would still love to see it run on the iPhone just too see Apple talk a hit where it counts.

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RE: Jailbreak or... - Android on iPhone
by jabbotts on Fri 5th Jun 2009 15:17 in reply to "Jailbreak or..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I so want to see iPhone running Android OS. Dual input sensing and everything.. oh that would make me laugh.

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