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[News] Linux-powered Droid Liberated from Google/Verizon/Motorola

  • Subject: [News] Linux-powered Droid Liberated from Google/Verizon/Motorola
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:59:04 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The Droid Has Been Rooted â Now What?

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| Verizonâs Motorola Droid is a brand-new phone 
| today. Like many smartphones before it, the 
| Droid has been rooted so that owners of the 
| Android 2.0-based smartphone can install 
| multitouch support (including pinch-to-zoom 
| gestures), enhanced themes and other previously 
| forbidden goodies.



Make a penguin do your bidding: a review of the Tux Droid

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| Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open-source Linux kernel, was once mauled 
| by a very small penguin while on a trip in Australia. The experience had a 
| lasting impact on him and later inspired him to make a penguin the official 
| Linux mascot. Developer Larry Ewing created the first graphical rendering of 
| the Linux penguin, which countless Linux users around the world know today as 
| Tux.     
| [...]
| The Tux Droid is a very well-designed toy, but its inherent usefulness and 
| practicality in any non-toy context is debatable. The Tux Droid's primary 
| practical features are support for providing passive notifications and 
| enabling remote control interaction with desktop applications.   



Tux Droid - Talking Linux Penguin

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| Apparently, though, I am mistaken because that's exactly what is sitting in 
| front of me right now, and it's not just an effigy of the much-loved penguin, 
| but a wirelessly connected moving speaking robot or sorts. More curiously, 
| unlike most every piece of hardware on the planet, rather than having to hunt 
| for hours on end to find a Linux driver, you'll discover that that only Linux 
| users can use the Tux Droid as Windows drivers aren't available.     


Review: Tux Droid

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| Advanced Linux users can really put their programming skills to the test with 
| Tux Droid. Develop applications, code new daemons or even hack the firmware. 


Tux Droid for Linux lovers

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| The Tux Droid comes with an IR receiver and transmitter, and remember it is 
| only, uinfortunately, compatible with Linux run systems. 

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