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Old 06-12-2016, 04:07 AM   #1
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Linux Distro that would replace Android?


Hello,

I must say that the hardware support of Android x86 is pretty good.

The problem of linux is that it looses the few of good programmers with so many distros: Mepis, Debian, Fedora, Slack,... The core of dev of Linux is made by no much guys. Look at the kernel, only about 500 dev coders make most of it.


Could a single targeted Linux Distro replace Android?

Let's dream:
1) all efforts of coders go to one single distro for tablet
2) it is very easy to install for all of us, even windows only users.
3) it is really Linux
4) it supports touchscreen and has a good wifi/wireless/realtek support
5) it is destined to be used like Android (mostly with touchscreen)
6) it clones most apples and android tabs, but it is linux.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 04:31 AM   #2
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Android is Linux.

So your post is nearly senseless.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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Android is Linux.

So your post is nearly senseless.
Sorry to correct.

Android is using a modified kernel of Linux. Android is not Linux. Linus thinks also like me.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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Splitting hairs? What is modified kernel of Linux? It is Linux kernel with added support for Android hardware. It is still Linux.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 10:44 AM   #5
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Didn't Ubuntu do a phone OS?
 
Old 06-12-2016, 11:37 AM   #6
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Splitting hairs? What is modified kernel of Linux? It is Linux kernel with added support for Android hardware. It is still Linux.
Debian, Ubuntu, Mepis,... are distro using Linux kernel and Linux compiled softwares.

The architecture of Android is totally different to the Linux one.


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I wouldn't call Android a Linux distribution because I wouldn't even call it a Linux system. Android is Android, a mobile operating system, based on the Linux kernel.
https://www.quora.com/Is-Android-a-Linux-distribution

If you want to learn Linux, use slackware.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #7
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The architecture of Android is totally different to the Linux one.
What you call architecture? Are you confusing Linux (kernel) with software running on top of it?

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/...d_Architecture
 
Old 06-12-2016, 11:49 PM   #8
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Didn't Ubuntu do a phone OS?
There was (is?) also Firefox OS.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 04:05 AM   #9
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I'm going to try this tonight on my N5

http://maruos.com/

It's JB when using it as a phone and Debian when plugged into a display. I heard about it on either r/linux or r/linuxmasterrace it gives me both convergence and apps

Last edited by Germany_chris; 06-13-2016 at 06:58 AM.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 06:45 AM   #10
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As these WikiPedia articles show, Android does not have an exclusive and is not without competitors:
 
Old 06-13-2016, 07:13 AM   #11
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Ubuntu is Ubuntu. A pc operating system, based on a linux kernel. Opensuse is opensuse a ....
 
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Ubuntu ran [runs?] on phones as does Android (another Linux kernel based OS)
My current impressions of Ubuntu are it seems to be a tablet OS.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 02:47 AM   #13
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Ubuntu ran [runs?] on phones as does Android (another Linux kernel based OS)
My current impressions of Ubuntu are it seems to be a tablet OS.
Runs.

An interesting article looking at the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...e-elderly.html
 
Old 06-14-2016, 01:02 PM   #14
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So I'm typing this from Maru and tomorrow I'll see if the Debian parr works after I find an HDMI display.
 
Old 06-15-2016, 11:34 PM   #15
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I'm going to try this tonight on my N5

http://maruos.com/

It's JB when using it as a phone and Debian when plugged into a display. I heard about it on either r/linux or r/linuxmasterrace it gives me both convergence and apps
this looks very interesting.
(so now google can finally snoop in on your linux desktop )
please keep us posted.
 
  


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