[plug] linux on an android tablets - questions please
simonzwise at gmail.com
Mon May 28 22:49:41 WST 2012
On 28/05/12 22:00, Daniel wrote:
> I also read "Linux kernel 3.3 released with merged Android code"
> I don't understand the impact:
> Would these two mean the full linux experience and thus allow things like easy
> remote access?
Android kernel is a fork of Linux, but generally the rest of Android isn't the
usual GNU stuff or anything much compatible ... it may be Linux but it isn't
even close to a GNU/Linux operating system. People have certainly put GNU/Linux
onto tablets with varying degrees of success. I guess hardware drivers would be
a big issue. Perhaps encouraging or being amenable to proprietary drivers was
part of the issue between Google and the Linux kernel people which led to the
fork??? I don't know.
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