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I love how there are only 4 pages about LINUX on the iphone, yet there are more pages when Sonic for Sega gets released LOL. Not to flame....but apparently most...
03-20-2008, 09:45 AM #61
I love how there are only 4 pages about LINUX on the iphone, yet there are more pages when Sonic for Sega gets released LOL.
Not to flame....but apparently most of you are hardcore apple fan boys or just simply can't grasp the power of linux.
More importantly....can it run doom?
FYI...take this lightly and have a laugh not a hissy fit.
03-20-2008, 06:35 PM #62
03-25-2008, 08:23 AM #63
wow, I can't wait to see this complete. I'll jump on board head first to get rid of this locked out/proprietary POS Apple calls an OS
keep up the good work
03-25-2008, 08:35 AM #64
Does anyone have an estimate on when we will be able to test a Linux OS on the iPhone/iTouch?"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)
03-25-2008, 03:23 PM #65
As soon as it's ported for the ARM found in the iPhone.
If you want to see what you might get, get a HTC touch screen and run Ubuntu Mobile on it.
It's amazing to be quite honest
03-25-2008, 03:28 PM #66
out of imagination, imagine using the accelerometer or a touch command to turn a Beryl screen :P
03-25-2008, 03:40 PM #67
Yes beryl cube on the iphone, have your internet browser open, chat open, sms messages and anything else you want open and rotate to your liking. No more starting and waiting for an app to load or sign in.Don't be shy if I helped you use the Thanks button, I do it.
03-25-2008, 05:15 PM #68
03-25-2008, 08:58 PM #69
Yes, Darwin would be great :P
Funny how people know so little about OSX and even less about 'Nix.
If you think Linux is the holly grail of open platforms, read up on Suse or Red Hat.
03-26-2008, 09:16 AM #70
lol rim shot? tip the waitress on the way out? try the veal?
03-26-2008, 04:18 PM #71
http://developer.apple.com/opensource/index.html before you comment. Try to find a similar page on Microsoft's Windows website...
Let's step back for a second. Do you own a PS2/3, XBox or a PSP? What do you think runs in those boxes? They are all 'locked OSs' by your definition. How about a Nokia or (better) a Motorola phone running Symbian? What about Window's Mobile? Microsoft doesn't consider that proprietary right?
Now suppose you want to market the latest xphone gadget and want to maximize revenue? Would putting an open OS on it, unlocking it and letting the whole world do what they want with it be a wise choice? I'm sure it'll be a quality device.
iphone doesn't have flash... OS is locked... OS is proprietary... ssh doesn't work... waaaaaaaaa... Stop crying, sell your iPhone, pay money to Microsoft and buy a Window's ME device. Will LINUX be ported to iPhone ARM? Yes, eventually. Will it be better than Darwin? I seriously doubt it... All of the device drivers will need to be rewritten and the applications still have to ported to the iPhone architecture. That's not going to be easy.
Last edited by imode; 03-26-2008 at 04:55 PM.