“I’m pleased to announce that the Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple’s iPhone platform, with support for the first and second generation iPhones as well as the first generation iPod touch. This is a rough first draft of the port, and many drivers are still missing, but it’s enough that a real alternative operating system is running on the iPhone,” PlanetBeing reports for the “Linux on the iPhone” blog:
More info here.
Scott Nichols muses for Computerworld, “It looks like PlanetBeing isn’t just thinking of running Linux on iPhones. On his blog he also says that he is interested in working with people experienced with Google’s Android OS. Might this be an indication that we could have the Android OS running on our iPhones in the future? It sure looks that way. Though I doubt Google will do this, maybe it should get working on an official Android port before some very skilled hackers beat them to it.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Linux on iPhone. For everyone who’s been dying to use their iPhones as Web servers.