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    ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    Is there any way to install ubuntu on a phone and if there is can any post a link to it .

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    Re: ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    You need to be more specific about what phone, first off.

    Secondly, Ubuntu isn't really written with phones in mind. It has desktop and server releases. However, there are many distributions of Linux out there designed to run on mobile devices, and even some things you wouldn't ever think of running Linux on.

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    Re: ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    what kind of thiing?

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    Re: ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    have a small look at this
    google
    Code:
    wiki android
    HTML Code:
    http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FGoogle_Android&ei=ZMjqSdClI5WSswPbjoXvAQ&usg=AFQjCNEoVbhmVtaSrIZBAFtP5GwVJgahQg&sig2=DRkJ9Q3soweB5-Red0BIBA
    Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, based on the Linux kernel, developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance.[2] It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.[3] Applications written in C and other languages can be compiled to ARM native code and run, but this development path is not officially supported by Google.[4][5]
    The unveiling of the Android platform on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 48 hardware, software, and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.[6][7] Google released most of the Android code under the Apache license, a free-software and open source license



    also do a google for

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    linux mobile phones
    best of luck
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    Re: ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    Isnt Ubuntu MID made for smartphones and such?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile

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    Re: ubuntu (or any other distro) on a phone

    http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux.html looks like it has phones you could buy that already utilize linux, but I am not sure if you were looking into that or the ability to install a distro on an existing phone

    Anyway if you are looking to install a distro on a phone, In my opinion it should be done by connecting a computer to the phone, most likely through a USB cable, and then guide the install to the phone. As I am sitting here I keep going over in my head the things that a PC offers that a phone doesnt and one is a larger screen. My resolution is set to 1280 x 1024 and I have a difficult time reading small font, on a tiny screen it would be next to impossible unless you set it to a loq resolution and configured compiz/beryl's zoom feature. Also most phones do not come with a mouse, maybe a blackberry wheel could take the place of a mouse??? again im just spit balling here.

    good luck

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