Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

you can actually install ubuntu on an android device if you want, so you can get access to a full gnu userland.

http://androlinux.com/android-ubuntu-development/how-to-install-ubu...

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Lava_Croft Member since:
2006-12-24

Software == hardware?

Or maybe easier said: If you install Ubuntu, Android still has no GNU userland. So, eh?

Edited 2011-12-20 18:03 UTC

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

well, you are installing ubuntu as a chroot environment inside android, which for me would be good enough. i wouldn't use it for running things like x anyway, although, it looks like you could if you wanted to, http://androlinux.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/android-linux-18.j...

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