Sighted: Nexus One Running Ubuntu

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1:06 VNC login. Anyone know why he does that? Is the OS really inside the phone or is this just a remote view using VNC.
 

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Considering the processing power of smart phones is approaching low-end netbooks, this is not unrealistic. The screen size is the main limitation. A USB video adapter or a roll-out plastic display could fix that. Add a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (or a virtual system that uses the camera) and you have a very portable desktop system.
 

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[citation][nom]failboat[/nom]1:06 VNC login. Anyone know why he does that? Is the OS really inside the phone or is this just a remote view using VNC.[/citation]
The connection was localhost (loopback), Probably just to skip Graphics driver problems and provide a properly designed interface.

Ubuntu was running ON THE PHONE, He was just using a remote client to provide the connection to a Virtual Visual Environment.
 

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[citation][nom]Shadow703793[/nom]There are quite a few folks who have already run a slimmed down version of Linux (esp. openBSD/Fedora) on the G1.[/citation] openBSD isn't Linux, Android is:)
As a long time Linux/GNU user I was really disappointed that google made it so difficult to get standard *nix apps to work on this. I understand why they did it but as a power user I'd like to setup my firewall and network options the way I want without losing waranty or at least start a ssh and http server on it.
HTC gave Flash support with last update and the performance on these is horrible... I don't know what he expects from running hulu on this through vnc.
 

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I did this on my HTC Magic with Debian about a year ago.
Useless because you keep running out of RAM.

The loopback VNC connection is because we lack a proper graphics driver but we would also need some sort of input driver (touchscreen, keyboard).
 

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Awesome! That also proves again how less resources Linux requires compared to Windows. I myself would try it when I get my hands on one such smartphone.
 

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[citation][nom]rohitbaran[/nom]Awesome! That also proves again how less resources Linux requires compared to Windows. I myself would try it when I get my hands on one such smartphone.[/citation] This phone has 512MB of RAM. That's as much as PS3 and X360. I remember my old gentoo booting with KDE3 using 90-120MB. Just checked and my desktop now uses 1GB + 3GB of caches.
 
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