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MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps 42

Posted by samzenpus
from the all-in-one dept.
An anonymous reader writes VolksPC who developed MicroXwin as a lightweight X Window Server has come up with their own Linux distribution. Setting apart VolksPC's distribution from others is that it's based on both Debian and Android and has the capability to run Debian/Ubuntu/Android apps together in a native ARM experience. The implementation doesn't depend on VNC or other similar solutions of the past that have tried to join desktop apps with mobile Android apps. This distribution is also reportedly compatible with all Android applications. The distribution is expected to begin shipping on an ARM mini-PC stick.
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MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

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  • Android on my pi? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by johnsie (1158363) on Sunday July 20, 2014 @08:45AM (#47493787)
    Apparently there are no stable releases of Android for the Raspberry PI. I would prefer to have the whole Android distro on my phone, but I guess this is the nexr best thing. Looking forward to testinging it.
    • by tepples (727027)
      I wonder how much of that has to do with the tendency among Android app publishers to make their products exclusive to Google Play Store, which is (legally) available only on devices with preloaded Android OS. This makes AOSP distributions undesirable to end users.
      • by johnsie (1158363)
        As an android developer I do the same. Google Play is very convenient for developers. Most of my apps seem to magically appear on other marketplaces anyway after they go on Play. I've heard it was because some of the broadcom components of the PI are closed source.
        • by tepples (727027)
          If you can't put your apps on Amazon for some of reason, why don't you make your apps available for sideloading from your own web site?
      • by mpe (36238)
        I wonder how much of that has to do with the tendency among Android app publishers to make their products exclusive to Google Play Store, which is (legally) available only on devices with preloaded Android OS. This makes AOSP distributions undesirable to end users.

        On the other hand any kind of "app store" in an "enterprise environment" where installing any kind of software is about the last thing "end users" should be doing.
        • Unfortunately that cat has long escaped the bag. As a security professional I think that BYOD and the like is a horrible idea, but most organizations have shortsightedly embraced it because a) it's cheaper (no need to pay for mobile devices) and b) they got sick of the bitching and moaning. So now we have a bunch of people running around on the enterprise network with their own devices that they have full control of.

          • by Anonymous Coward

            The idea that you didn't have already is complete fantasy. In most enterprises you can just go to a random meeting room and plug in. In others, more advanced techniques would be needed but hardly something you could call "hacking". If you can't deal with BYOD then you aren't ready to deal with reality.

            • Bullshit. In many enterprises that I've done work with there is 802.1x in place. You do *not* have the ability to just plug in anywhere.

  • by CRCulver (715279) <crculver@christopherculver.com> on Sunday July 20, 2014 @08:54AM (#47493839) Homepage
    Nokia N900 owners can tell you of installing EasyDebian on their phones to run e.g. desktop Firefox and LibreOffice. As Sailfish inherits much of the same functionality, and it can run Android apps, I imagine that we might see EasyDebian on Jolla phones eventually. Apparently the only obstacle is that EasyDebian requires X11, but Sailfish doesn't have it, but this may be resolved with increasing uptake of Wayland within the Debian project.
  • by wb8nbs (174741)

    Somebody try this on a Raspberry Pi!

  • by Bing Tsher E (943915) on Sunday July 20, 2014 @09:40AM (#47494111) Journal

    When I go to the main volkspc.org url, it's titled 'Just another WordPress site". When I look at all the links on the page, it's essentially several categories of vapor. Some photoshopped images of 'hardware' and even a 'software' page with a single YouTube video to watch, and no links whatsoever to any software. The only link on the FAQ page is titled 'unified distribution' but just loops back to the 'sofware' page with it's YouTube video.

    It certainly looks like 'just another WordPress site' to me.

  • Something like this should run on ebook readers like the Nook or the Kobo.
    That would be something!

  • Move along (Score:4, Informative)

    by emblemparade (774653) on Sunday July 20, 2014 @10:43AM (#47494469)

    No software downloads, and apparently not open source nor free software. And also their hardware is not yet available.

    Who tagged this "Ubuntu"? No relation.

  • I need it !! Mate, I'm totally going to install that on my ancient Acer ONE!!!

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