SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Gets Linux-On-Android Support
A while back, we brought you news of the Linux-on-Android Project. For those who don’t know, Linux-on-Android allows users to install various Linux distros on your supported device. It uses chroot, which is kind of like a virtual machine on your Android device. It lets you run Linux without overwriting anything, and with little to no risk of damaging your device. Now, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has support.
XDA Senior Member WEM97 has been assigned as the maintainer of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. With that, comes official support. Some of the Linux distros users have to choose from include:
Ubuntu 12.04 v4 Core(just the basic install of ubuntu no GUI about 200MB to download and 750MB once extracted)
Ubuntu 12.04 v4 Small (Includes the LXDE desktop about 400MB to download and 2GB once extracted giving about 1GB free space and includes normal programs like firefox)*
Ubuntu 12.04 v4 Full (The image you have been waiting for including Unity! plus a range of programs this is 1.3GB to download and 3.5GB once extracted with about 1.5GB free space)
Backtrack V10 Image
Debian Core v4
Debian Small v4
Debian Large v4
There is more to come as well. Galaxy Nexus users who want to try it out simply have to install the official app and follow the instructions provided. Who wouldn’t want a little more Linux in their lives?
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