I want Fedora in my future, but is it possible?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Wed Mar 20 01:32:01 UTC 2013

On 03/20/13 09:15, Peter Gueckel wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
>> What is the advantage of running (K)Ubuntu or any other
>> Linux distro on a smartphone or tablet?
> I really couldn't say. I don't yet own any such mobile computing 
> device, but I was perusing some flyers yesterday and was getting 
> rather interested.
> I thought, what if I were to buy a smartphone (and/or a tablet)? 
> Smartphones are pretty powerful these days, with multi-core 
> processors and the ability to power large LED displays, etc., so I 
> wouldn't need my desktop and laptop computers anymore.
> So, I thought, before I really start to get interested in replacing 
> my current (static) hardware with contemporary (mobile) hardware, I 
> had better find out how to get Fedora onto it.
> To my great surprise, it appears that moving my hardware into the 
> contemporary mobile age means de facto abandoning Fedora.
> I thought that KDE Plasma was an attempt at getting KDE onto mobile 
> devices. You have to have Fedora (or some other distro) on the 
> device to get KDE onto it, don't you?
>> Do people wanting to do this simply want to do it in an attempt 
> to...?
> For me, wanting to do this is an attempt to move into the mobile 
> computing age, discard my old and redundant equipment 
> (desktop/laptop)... and still have Fedora!

Oh, so you want to eliminate your desktop and laptop and move to a single mobile platform with, ideally, Fedora as the underlying OS.

Just my opinion, but I don't see mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets) as exclusionary devices but complementary.  As long as there is a way to easily share content between devices and one is not locked into proprietary formats I'm happy.  (I see folks have reported MTP being supported in the most recent kernels.)

I personally don't see any advantage but I do see potential pitfalls in taking the route you're contemplating.

>From now on, at least during winter time, Im going to blame all spelling an grammar erros on the cat sitting on my chest every time I sit down at the computer....

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