Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:28 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux "If you consider NetApplications' data set, then Linux owns only about 1 percent of the desktop OS market and Windows has almost 92 percent. But if you consider all computing platforms, including mobile, than Windows has only 20 percent and Linux has 42 percent - and that would be in the form of Google's Android alone." No more or less legitimate than claiming Windows owns 92% of the market. It's all a matter of perspective.
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RE[3]: Amazing
by bert64 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 12:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Amazing"
bert64
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2007-04-23

You can indeed take stock linux apps and run them on android, there are only 2 issues:

1, android does not include all the same libraries by default as a standard linux distro, but you can copy those on with the app.
2, android typically runs on arm cpus so you will need arm binaries (again not much of a problem as most linux apps come with source that can easily be recompiled)

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