Linux on the iPhone!

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Gigabot, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    A group of hackers are working on getting Linux working with the iPhone. So far they've ported the Linux 2.6 kernel to the iPhone. If you like hacking your iPhone you can try adding Linux to your iPhone.

    Here is a guide on how to do this:
    http://www.iphone-dev.org/planetbeing/LINUX-README.txt

    Here's the official website: http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/


    Right now this is pointless because WiFi, touchscreen, baseband, and sound don't even work on it but it's still interesting that another operating system is running on the iPhone. It opens up a lot of possibilites! I wonder if Android can be ported over to the iPhone.
     
  2. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    There will abviously be problems and it wont work out completely.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It was only a matter of time before linux showed it's face... after-all Doom appeared some time ago. ;)
     
  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    If this is going to lead to a full blown iPhone specific OS to compete with Android/Symbian/etc. at least amongst people willing to jailbreak, then great ... otherwise ... meh.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think it will remain "meh". I really can't see the point of putting a full blown Linux OS onto the iPhone when 1. the existing OS is rather awesomes, and 2. there are other lumps of hardware out there which are easily available at less cost which can run linux either legitimately or at least, easier.