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sorry not really into computers what's this actually implicates? any basic explanation about nits advantages to us? I really need to take software class i feel really left out of
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    sorry not really into computers what's this actually implicates? any basic explanation about nits advantages to us? I really need to take software class i feel really left out of everything....pleeease explain.. thanx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean637 View Post
    sorry not really into computers what's this actually implicates? any basic explanation about nits advantages to us? I really need to take software class i feel really left out of everything....pleeease explain.. thanx!
    You know how most people use either Windows computers or Apple computers? These are the Operating Systems (OS). Well, there is another type of OS called Linux, and a growing number of people are using it. Just like Windows or Apple, Linux is actually a group of OS's (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS x 10.4, Linux Ubuntu, Linux Red Hat). The difference between Windows and Linux is that Linux is open-source, meaning that while you have to pay a small fortune for Windows, Linux is relatively free (you might have to pay a buck or two for the cd its burned onto).

    Also, similar to Windows, who has Windows Mobile, Linux has be ported to almost everything you can think of. People have compiled Linux OS's to run on computers, iPods, phones, car navigation systems, one guy even compiled a version of Linux to run on a wrist watch. Now, the next generation of Linux will hopefully be appearing on iPhones and iTouchs.

    The basic implication is that you will soon be able to put almost anything on the iPhone/iTouch... Open Office, other web browsers, full download and upload capabilities, just about anything you can come up with.
    You can go to http://www.linux.org for more information.
    Last edited by lightmaster; 03-18-2008 at 05:58 PM.
    "In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer." (1)

    "The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc." (2)



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    Quote Originally Posted by rasbill View Post
    android on iphone maybe?
    THat's what I'm thinking! Now all we'll need is to add GPS and 3G!

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    why would you want Linux on the iPhone? (this is not sarcastic but a real question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iphoneroeth View Post
    why would you want Linux on the iPhone? (this is not sarcastic but a real question)
    Read the last paragraph from my previous post. open office, downloads and uploads
    "In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer." (1)

    "The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc." (2)



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    also, imagine capturing packets off the wireless interface and cracking wep on the go

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    like i said, just about anything a real computer can do. hopefully even gimp. that would be awesome. the only limitation of what could be put on it would be the power of the processor. Does anyone know what the speed of processor on the iPhone and iTouch is?
    "In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer." (1)

    "The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc." (2)



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    Quote Originally Posted by iphoneroeth View Post
    why would you want Linux on the iPhone? (this is not sarcastic but a real question)
    I was just thinking that... you're already running OSX stripped down specifically for the iphone, I really don't see anyone being able to put a better OS on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
    like i said, just about anything a real computer can do. hopefully even gimp. that would be awesome. the only limitation of what could be put on it would be the power of the processor. Does anyone know what the speed of processor on the iPhone and iTouch is?
    iPhone's got a 620MHz ARM

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    sorry but yea wicked wat was the point of that? Running linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJohn View Post
    how bout ubuntu mobile on the iPhone?
    Ha! That's probably going to take 3GB of space.
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    Yeah this tool is pretty sick he let me beta test it last night before he released it in the morning

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    Might this utility be used for fixing the 'iPhone needs repair' problem? Flashing baseband / fixing bootloader for those who have somehow lost their baseband or otherwise corrupted the iPhone?

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    can't anything written for Linux be ported to iPhone OSX? OSX is essentially a UNIX flavor. If this is the case wouldn't it be easier to simply tweak the apps we need rather than porting a whole new OS?

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    LOL. why must we port linux to every machine known to man!?!?!?
    jk, pretty cool tho
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    surely the ideal solution to this would be to keep the iPhone OS X and have a dual boot to either OSX or linux/another OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snorkrat View Post
    surely the ideal solution to this would be to keep the iPhone OS X and have a dual boot to either OSX or linux/another OS.
    That is the current idea. cmw is working on the bootloader which will be able to do this.

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    This same guy is working on getting Android working on the iPhone BTW

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    Will this mean that those of us with failed bootloader downgrades be able to fix our phones? Or even port over the Andriod OS (google phone) later on?

    Hmmmmmm...... Very interesting

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