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Re: Mobile devices ... any of them still use Linux?

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Kelly Clowers <kelly.clowers@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Carl Fink <carl@finknetwork.com> wrote:
>> I don't mean Android, a proprietary OS build on the Linux kernel just as
>> MacOS is built on the BSD kernel.
>> Are there any phones or tablets people are aware of that use actual, FOSS,
>> Linux as their OS?
> I still use the Nokia N900 with Maemo. Has its issues, but all in all
> a great phone.

Concur. Getting a little long in the tooth, but I have mine
overclocked from the factory 600MHz to 900. Still a viable platform.

> I am hoping that Jolla will produce something really nice. Though they
> just reveled the UI and it looks like an iOS/Android clone, while I
> want proper window/app management like Hildon/Matchbox. Still, others
> might like that, and if the hardware is good it should be possible to
> replace the UI, since it uses X.

I would love to see them implement KDE/plasma active.


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