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Old Today, 01:14 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Mr. Macintosh View Post
Personally, I'd go with LineageOS. Yeah, most phones require non-free drivers, but at least I'd be able to run non-free apps when necessary.
nothing against LineageOS, but you do understand it's not the same as GNU/Linux, and it's still spawned by Google (the original Android OS, that is)?

personally, I can't wait to have a true GNU/Linux on my phone, if only to be able to access my server directly with ssh, or maybe NFS or sshfs to play media.

Admittedly, it doesn't support any new phones than ones that are 2-3 years old. Though, it supports the Fairphone 2, so maybe the guy who maintains that port will buy the Fairphone 3 and maintain the port for it, especially since it's been three years since the release of the Fairphone 2. Though, I asked him about that on Twitter and he didn't respond.
i came this close (pinches forefinger and thumb together) to buying a (used) fairphone2 recently, but decided not to in the end:
  • the specs are quite poor for 2018
  • the "modularity" is a joke if you still release a completely incompatible model every few years (all you're left with is a possibility to change the hardware connectors, headphones and usb, and the camera. which isn't a bad thing, because that's where most phones break first, but not enough to justify the hype of "modularity")

on the plus side, they seem to take as much care about the OS as they do about the hardware; an officially supported all-free and un-googled Android exists (sounds even better than Lineage to me).
which brings me to my point: there won't be a FP3 for a while yet, they want to concentrate on extending OS support instead.
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Linux mobile devices are about the use of Linux kernel-based operating systems on all sorts of mobile devices, whose primary or only Human interface device (HID) is a touchscreen.


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