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    Phoronix: Eelo: The Latest Linux Mobile Attempt, Led By Mandrake's Founder

    The latest project aiming for an open-source mobile Linux operating system that is privacy-minded is Eelo. This project does have some merit as it's being started by the original creator of Mandrake Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...obile-Linux-OS

  • Michael_S
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    Originally posted by tzui View Post

    LineageOS is an open source, Google free (by default, gapps can be installed if you want) Android distribution. I wonder what this fork is good for.
    Good question. Yeah, it's hard to sell someone on something that's 95% the same as standard Android. But Firefox OS, WebOS, Ubuntu Touch, and all of those other attempts to compete with Android failed because there was just too much work to do in order to reach a viable product.

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  • MartinN
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Eelo: The Latest Linux Mobile Attempt, Led By Mandrake's Founder

    The latest project aiming for an open-source mobile Linux operating system that is privacy-minded is Eelo. This project does have some merit as it's being started by the original creator of Mandrake Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...obile-Linux-OS
    I actually have more faith in Librem 5 succeeding far more than any wannabe Android competitor competing with Google on Google's terms.... This seems a bit DOA.

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  • tzui
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    Originally posted by Michael_S View Post

    But the important point is, a customized fork of LineageOS has a hundred times the chances of sustainable success of other attempts to make an open source Android competitor like FirefoxOS or Ubuntu Touch.
    LineageOS is an open source, Google free (by default, gapps can be installed if you want) Android distribution. I wonder what this fork is good for.

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  • Vasant1234
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    Originally posted by darkcoder View Post
    Sadly this will very likely end like Mandrake Linux... Subtle cosmetic changes over someone's else code/program.

    The only smart thing is accepting that Linux has no future on user products except routers, and going for Android instead.

    I can sense the flames coming due to this comment, and I'm no Jedi.
    We (www.volkspc.org) just did that. We run Debian XFCE on top of Android. We use our own graphics stack (MicroXwin) instead of X11 which means GUI apps are faster than running Debian natively. Here is a clip of our distribution running on ODROID-C2 :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTW7OyTFkGQ

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  • grok
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    Android especially the default one with google as the gatekeeper is like a console operating system. Would you say Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch are the same?, and the same as FreeBSD or TrueOS on a real computer? Or that an iphone is a macintosh?

    That said there is value in getting Lineage with no gapps more widespread.
    (the problem with it though, most random phones are incompatible. Some phones have custom ROMs made by individuals - you're asked to flash a binary provided by a random nobody. And other phones have no 3rd party support)

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by InsideJob View Post
    Quite frankly, its ridiculous and anyone who doesn't recognize this is playing political boolcrap, or they're just plain fookin' stoopid.
    off your meds again?

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by eigenlambda View Post
    SystemD did the same thing to Linux and Android does: make it too complicated for anyone but a professional.
    i see most complicated thing for you is correct spelling

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by darkcoder View Post
    The only smart thing is accepting that Linux has no future on user products except routers, and going for Android instead.

    I can sense the flames coming due to this comment, and I'm no Jedi.
    of course you are not, you even don't know that android is linux

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  • ssokolow
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    and prior to being acquired by Mandriva
    Mandrake Linux wasn't acquired by Mandriva. MandrakeSoft changed their name to Mandriva S.A. in response to a trademark infringement lawsuit regarding Mandrake the Magician. (Which makes sense, given that my boxed copy of MandrakeLinux 10.0 has a magician mascot on it.)

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