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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RE: Jailbreak or...
by Laurence on Fri 5th Jun 2009 14:06 UTC 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..."
elsewhere Member since:
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[3]: Jailbreak or...
by Laurence on Sat 6th Jun 2009 12:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Jailbreak or..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


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


True, but you don't actually need to use any google tools against that ID once you've provided


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.


All rooting does is gives you a small handful of additional apps and beta OS updates (some of which aren't even stable).

And though you might be locked to T-Mobile with the G1, that's no different to the network locking on the majorety of any other phones these days (smart or bog standard handsets)

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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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