What about Linux?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hortstu, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member
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    I'm new to android, and not so new to linux. I came here from windows about 2 years ago and now I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu. I'd still consider myself a Linux newb but it is now the only OS I use.

    I understand that Linux has a tiny market share and all but why isn't this phone more Linux friendly? Why can't I sync my contacts and calendar with any Linux software? I have a gmail account but do I really want to rely on the internet for everything?

    Finally can any fellow Linux users recommend anything that will make this phone more useful to me, or direct me to threads that will? I'd appreciate any linux specific tips... apps, or anything on either side of the USB cable.

    Thanks
     

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  2. nRRe

    nRRe Well-Known Member
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    can't help =(

    i to just started using Linux, but i'm using Linux Mint, which is based off ubuntu

    i just came over about a week ago though, ha. still learning command line.
     
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Android isn't known for syncing to any desktop OS - it's mobile centric, it's Google centric - it wants to sync (mostly) via the net (gmail/contact/calendar).

    That said - given that I've no clue of your current favorite Linux methods - maybe the following will give you some decent ideas, if for nothing else then as web search starting points -

    Picasa 3 for Linux: Free download from Google

    HandBrake

    Banshee

    TuxMobil: Linux and vCards

    Hopefully, this isn't too obtuse a post.
     
  4. nRRe

    nRRe Well-Known Member
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    on the contrary, i find it rather acute :D
     
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