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Old 01-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,

is there a way to install linux on blackberry ??


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Old 01-21-2008, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope. Why would you want to ruin a good thing? Almost as bad as asking if you could put Windows Mobile on a BB. Not quite .... but almost.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope. Why would you want to ruin a good thing? Almost as bad as asking if you could put Windows Mobile on a BB. Not quite .... but almost.

Windows is by far Worse
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are asking if you want to load Linux on your Blackberry as an operating system, no.

Let's don't flame the guy... he know not what he asketh.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would love to be able to do that. After all, someday my bb will be old and useless.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nope. Why would you want to ruin a good thing? Almost as bad as asking if you could put Windows Mobile on a BB. Not quite .... but almost.
Firstly, you are somewhat right - why ruin a good thing and put Linux on a BlackBerry?

BlackBerry works and it works well; besides, it's unlikely that a Linux operating system would offer much more functionality than BlackBerry devices already do, and it's HIGHLY unlikely the "push" e-mail would be able to match or beat Research in Motion's (RIM) offering.

Where I DO disagree with you however, is in your comparision of Linux and Microsoft's Windows Mobile - that's like comparing a Mitsubishi Lancer and a ute - the Lancer looks nicer, but the ute is far more functional for performing essential tasks.

Linux may not be as widespread as Windows (especially in the consumer market), but it's years ahead of Windows and far, far more secure!

You would be silly to underestimate the technical capabilities and advantages of Linux of other operating systems.

Getting back on topic, in answer to the original question, in THEORY it should be possible to Linux onto the BlackBerry devices (key phrase being "in theory"), but you will most likely have to build the operating system from scratch on your own...
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is interesting idea whether Linux can work on BlackBerry or not? I guess if we put this question in front of RIM they might tell us about facts and could be any solution as well!!!
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RIM won't tell you anything about Linux on the BlackBerry, in fact, they're almost certain to give you the usual "it's not possible" answer - besides, why would they tell you how to use someone else's operating system instead of their own?

Like I said, I make no promises - when I say that Linux can be installed, I'm saying that this is possible in theory only, meaning that whilst it would technically be possible one way or another, it would be ridiciously difficult to accomplsih...
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok, so yea in theory it is possible.

In theory many things are possible. I fact, they are not.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I got Linux on my routers (ddwrt.) Gives me good UMA on my 8320. Close enough for me!
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