I contacted tomtom because i feel that it is somewhat weird that tomtoms's GPS/navigation runs Linux, but the only software that exists are for mac or window$. It is called Tomtom Home.
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Customer (XXXXXXX) 09/17/2008 03:05 PM
I am not complaining, or bashing. However I would respectfully request you please begin Linux support for TomTom Home. I can't seem to run it in Wine, or in windows emulators. I understand TomTom's themselves are Linux based. Myself, I run Ubuntu Linux. With the dissatisfaction of Vista, XP becoming obsolete, and the price of either of them being inhibitive(and ridiculous); Linux is gaining popularity as a mainstream operating system. Ubuntu Linux especially since it is free, and has excellent support via web based forums. Once again, would you please consider creating a Linux distribution of TomTom home. If you need any help or advice please feel free to contact the thousands of programmers at
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TomTom gets more and more inquiry's if there will be made a TomTom HOME version for Linux soon. It is not currently planned, but they are open to it if enough users wants a Linux version.
TomTom HOME runs under wine, but it cannot detect the device.
What kind of emulators have you tried?
Please encourage more Linux users to notify us that a TomTom HOME version should be made. My colleges here at TomTom relays the inquiry's to me and i will relay them to the management and try to convince them that it is not good costumer support to ignore Linux users because more and more are switching to Linux.
Tomtom User support.
I have tried Wine, and it does not detect the device.
I am told that it works good with VirtualBox running XP, but whats the point of running Linux then.
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