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Thread: Is Iphone Linux going to be command line or use a GUI program?

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    Default Is Iphone Linux going to be command line or use a GUI program?
    I remember using Linux a LONG time ago, like when I was 16, and it was a pretty fun, and STABLE OS. BUt I wonder how the project is going to work. That would mean a lot of developing to get the OS right to perform all of the functions of the iPhone. But another OS on a cell phone? One of my choosing? Im with it!!!

    If anyone needs any help with design for GUI, menus, icons, let me know, this is a project I would definitely want to be a part of

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    The idea is to get it running as a GUI or else it wouldnt be to "fun".

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    it would also be helpful if it were for iPod Touch as well!!!!!
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    can't any linux app be ported to osx? they're both unix flavors. it would be easier than porting a whole new os.
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    that's kinda what i was thinking..

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    Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
    can't any linux app be ported to osx? they're both unix flavors. it would be easier than porting a whole new os.
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    that's kinda what i was thinking..
    the point isn't to port an application it is to port an entire operating system. the os has to be made compatible with the hardware of the iphone/ipod touch. This isn't an easy task because they are set up so much different than a pc.

    also in theory it would be a gui. but if this goes anywhere it probably wont get past just a kernal.

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    not to mention to port something you need source code. We ain't gonna be gettign any source code for mobilephone.app any time soon.

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    The whole purpose of porting a linux distro to the iphone would be that it could be used as a replacement OS. This would mean that it would be a full GUI. Not all distro's will be portable, since they have to be written to conform to the iPhone's architecture even though linux and os x are really just unix flavors . I'm sure we will see more progress soon.
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