[PLUG] Can I get these Linux capabilities on Android?

steve steve at lonetwin.net
Tue Oct 16 02:16:10 IST 2012

On Monday 15 October 2012 09:30 AM, Shyamgopal Kundapurkar wrote:
> My usage pattern is, if laptop is on, I'll prefer to do any work on the
>> mobile (administration, copying files to/from the device, playing
>> multimedia contents etc.) by sshing to it from laptop, for which I need
>> Linux-like environment on the phone.
> <flame>
> Mayuresh, __NO__  *popular* company *currently* makes mobile phones for that kind of use-case
> scenario.

There ^^, fixed it for you. If you've seen/used the Nokia N900 you'd know that 
whatever Mayuresh asked for is already available on that phone. There used to be 
a whole bunch of promising projects (besides maemo/meego) that were built around 
that usage pattern[1] but were way ahead of their time and since phones at time 
were not as powerful as they are now, those were centred around PDAs and 
handhelds which got replaced by either phones or netbooks.

It is quite sad actually.

>If you want to use a phone that way, you should work for a mobile
> phone company. But if you ask me, you would be better off programming in
> some functional language rather than working with a mobile company. What
> say Darth and Beta ? :P

Anyways, I am excited at the /possibility/ of Jolla[2] and firefox OS[3] 
bringing back the market of hackable handhelds ...which can also make calls.

- steve

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolla
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_OS

> </flame>
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