[ubuntu-uk] A Windows Mobile- Ubuntufied?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Sep 1 10:01:14 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 09:34:07AM +0100, Javad Ayaz wrote:
>    Im taking delivery of a Samsung Omnia today which is running Windows
>    Mobile. Up till now ive never used Windows mobile and have only experience
>    with Symbian. BUT i have had experience with WINDOWS..so im dreading
>    Windows Mobile. The viruses. The lags. The BSOD. So i was wondering if
>    anyone has any experience in installing a Mobile version of ubuntu on a
>    phone.

First question that springs to mind is "So why buy one?".

>    I know ubuntu mobile exists but i dont think theres any easy way of
>    installing it.

I have not seen Ubuntu Mobile run on any mobile phones. As I understand it, 
Ubuntu Mobile is designed for mobile internet devices such as the Samsung 
Q1, Nokia N800 or ASUS EEE PC (maybe not those specific devices, but devices 
of their ilk), not for mobile phones.

Whilst it's possible to run something like Debian (and perhaps Ubuntu) on 
the Neo Freerunner, I suspect that most of that is due to the device being 
designed as Linux compatibile from the get-go. Other phones will be less 
Linux friendly.

>    Eagerly awaiting your response on this....

Don't hold your breath. I dont anticipate Ubuntu Mobile running (and 
working) on _any_ phone (with the possible exception of the freerunner) in 
the next few months.


More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list