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Old 04-18-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Installing Debian on Google Glasses?


Hi,

After installing Debian on ARMs, plugs, phones, tablets, ... what about on your glasses.

Imagining seeing Debian screen all-day-long ?

ha, maybe a reality :
http://www.brille-kaufen.org/en/googleglass/
 
Old 04-18-2013, 02:25 AM   #2
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Haha...I might go for that, but then I'd just run into the same problem I have with every other new platform I try to install Debian onto: Video Drivers...

I already have enough trouble seeing. I don't want to have to find the right drivers just so I can wear my glasses. Hahahahaha...
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Saw these glasses in "Laptop" magazine yesterday.

I think they are nice but I'm almost willing to bet that the price is ridiculous!

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Google was aiming for a consumer price range of $200 to $600,
http://www.zdnet.com/google-glass-wi...dt-7000014391/
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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The alpha testers are paying $1500 for the prototype and are forbidden from selling them on pain of deactivation of all the Google features:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04...e_glass_sales/
My guess is that Google may prevent other OSs being installed on them and I doubt they'll have the real keyboard necessary to get anything done.
They're basically just a way for Google to put adverts on everything in your life.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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Wow! Not me. And most certainly not at that price!


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My guess is that Google may prevent other OSs being installed
I bet your right!
We'll see as time progresses-
 
Old 04-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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The alpha testers are paying $1500 for the prototype and are forbidden from selling them on pain of deactivation of all the Google features:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04...e_glass_sales/
My guess is that Google may prevent other OSs being installed on them and I doubt they'll have the real keyboard necessary to get anything done.
They're basically just a way for Google to put adverts on everything in your life.

Banning linux to be installed, although they are using Linux themself looks like a crime to me
 
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Banning linux to be installed, although they are using Linux themself looks like a crime to me
It is only my hunch, I could well be wrong. Glass is supposed to be a system for, by the looks of it, tapping into google's servers to display adverts on every available surface so I am not sure what you could do with the kit without google's voice search, social networking and the like.
 
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It is only my hunch, I could well be wrong. Glass is supposed to be a system for, by the looks of it, tapping into google's servers to display adverts on every available surface so I am not sure what you could do with the kit without google's voice search, social networking and the like.
Well, when you look at Android's devices, it is not so much designed to be replaced by a Debian, Suse, ...
 
Old 04-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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Your right; Xeratul-

Ununtu on a Droid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO7QbCqFY7Y

It would be nice BTW to put Debian on a Droid.
I'd install in Debian in a heartbeat!
 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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"Stop The Cyborgs" has launched a campaign against Google Glass after warning against the device will create a world where privacy is impossible and "corporate control total rules"

http://stopthecyborgs.org/
 
Old 04-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #11
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Seems I was wrong:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04...cking_allowed/
Debian already runs on ARM and some Android-specific modules and code are making it into the kernel I notice so perhaps this isn't a pipe dream. Shame about the price though.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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Yeah, shame is right; 273-

That price is without a doubt steep! Perhaps over time it will come down.

Do you suspect trouble with these glasses? By that I mean potential lawsuits?

I asked you that because I read somewhere (sorry don't remember) that one has to have Googles permission to give the glasses away--
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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That was my earlier link -- you can give them away but not sell them. That applies to the prototypes only though and I doubt it will be part of the sale of the consumer devices when they come out.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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Ok-

Thinking outside of the box; these glasses could be an exceptional assest to folks that don't have arms.
Retired men that are disabled vet's that served in the military for example; could benifit from this high tech set of glasses-

It could in some way (maybe I'm wrong) aid a Dr. while he is performing surgery to see things that he would not normally be able to see even with the high powered glasses and computer technology hospitals have today-- (thinking outloud)....so; what 's your take on these idea's? Farfetched you think?
 
Old 05-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #15
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I don't want to have to find the right drivers just so I can wear my glasses.
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They're basically just a way for Google to put adverts on everything in your life.
Agreed.
 
  


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