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Three Years of PostmarketOS (postmarketos.org)
24 points by ollieparanoid on May 31, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



The three most impressive things that I've seen on pmOS in the past year:

1. It's amazing the sheer number of devices to which pmOS is now bootable[0]. Also previously supported devices keep getting better. For example, g--gle-glass works well with the default configuration, once you are able to get it flashed to the device[1].

2. While I haven't yet the chance to personally use it, pine64-pinephone and purism-librem5 are the closest that we have to modern GNU[?]/Linux smartphones out there [2,3].

3. Anbox on pmOS means that the wealth of touch-optimized FOSS android applications are also available for the touchscreen devices that pmOS targets [3].

Things are getting exciting in the mobile-linux world.

[0]: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Devices

[1]: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/-/issues/456

[2]: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-...

[3]: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Purism_Librem5_(purism-li...

[4]: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Anbox

[?]: Is Alpine Linux GNU/Linux?


>[?]: Is Alpine Linux GNU/Linux?

Alpine Linux is Busybox/Linux


well it's more like musl/linux. by default it uses busybox for most things but if needed the gnu variants are also in the repositories.




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