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Old 06-15-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
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Cell phone Distro


Just curious what linux people are running as alternates to Windows Mobile 5 and 6. I'm sure there is a linux out there somewhere.

It's really important that the GSM part of the phone works too. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-15-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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I know there are Linux ports to specific phones, but I am not aware of any general Linux distribution targeted for cell phones (unless you count Android).
 
Old 06-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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This site might help:

http://tuxmobil.org/
 
Old 06-19-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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Lots of phones out there already running Linux.

The Linux Mobile Phones Showcase [LinuxDevices.com]

Wasn't Google working on a Mobile Phone Distro ? Android

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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curious - how do you get linux on to the phone?
 
Old 07-14-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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More advanced phones allow you to install new software onto them, and even if it isn't a supported feature, people create new firmware images for devices all the time.

Just flash it with the kernel and an initrd instead of the stock firmware. Getting all the bugs worked out is a totally different story...but just booting Linux on a phone is not so much of a problem anymore.
 
  


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