iPhone Linux

Call it the Touchable Penguin. OK, the touchscreen drivers aren’t there yet, but the simple, scrolling shell output of a Linux kernel running on the iPhone represents a big achievement for the iPhone Dev Team and dev lead ‘planetbeing’. The build is far from complete, no wireless networking, no sound, no writeable support for the NAND flash memory, but it’s still very cool, and the effort involved was substantial.

Having a working Linux kernel on jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touch handhelds might seem frivolous, but imagine the ability to run other touch phone OS platforms on top of an iPhone (like, perhaps, Android)… very tempting.

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One Response

  1. I think the best buy Iphone 3g 16 gb. and install it on his software version 2.2. Its large
    touch screen and very comfortable realized sensory management. I bought a Iphone and happy!)

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