If Android is Linux, why can't Android run Linux programs and vice versa?

Tyler Morris
Tyler Morris

If Android is Linux, why can't Android run Linux programs and vice versa?

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=x.org.server&hl=en
Parker Green
Parker Green

Because linux is shit.

Jaxson Sanders
Jaxson Sanders

It can if you install enough dependencies

Christopher Nelson
Christopher Nelson

Also Android is open source, why don't Linux devs try to make this happen?... It might make Linux a usable OS, there's a HUGE amount of Android apps/programs.

Zachary Howard
Zachary Howard

Android can run Linux applications. I don't know why doing the opposite is so much more difficult.

Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell

It's a totally different ecosystem.

John Gray
John Gray

It might make Linux a usable OS, there's a HUGE amount of Android apps/programs.
...and they're all shitty dumbed-down and stripped-off versions of existing FOSS software for Linux. Are you fucking retarded? The last thing that I want would be apps on my computer.

Cooper Barnes
Cooper Barnes

Linux in a nutshell

Luke Rogers
Luke Rogers

It can

Do I fit in yet? XDDDD

Logan Hill
Logan Hill

Theres already RemixOS and PhoenixOS based on Android x86

Jonathan Long
Jonathan Long

You can if your dick is big enough

Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor

Ever heard of chroot faggot?

Wyatt Richardson
Wyatt Richardson

Android isn't GNU/LINUX, it's Linux Kernal/Android VM. But there is strong Linux application support on Android, and emulate Linux terminal apps on Android is doable.

Android is pretty easy to emulate, so it's not really a problem to emulate. There are Free Android x86 OS too.

Austin Baker
Austin Baker

sauce?

Camden Campbell
Camden Campbell

Termux it's on the play store. Console applications work pretty well.

Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson

The sam reason why I cannot use apt-get on CentOS

Anthony Phillips
Anthony Phillips

Termux
Has a limited amount of packages....

Owen Bailey
Owen Bailey

I can't believe they still making question like this...

Angel Jackson
Angel Jackson

It can
I made a 2GB ext4 .IMG file with Debian on it, using debootstrap, then made scripts to install it, mounting it when I want to use it and unmounting it when I'm done
It's really neat, has all Debian repositories working

Juan Parker
Juan Parker

Everything works, I can even program my microcontrollers using a USB burner

Exactly what I am using, except I made the IMG file myself using debootstrap since the ones on XDA were old as fuck

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson

Also using this application called xserver xsdl you can run an xserver on your phone. Not too convenient but nice to tinker around.
I installed xfce4 on my Debian chroot and now running it using the xserver

Nolan Hall
Nolan Hall

Probably because Android apps are often non-Free (and non-free), and all the "but muh OSS purity" Stallman types get triggered. There was enough of a shitstorm with Steam getting ported.

That and they're all lazy and will tell you to do it yourself.

Adrian Baker
Adrian Baker

They can.

Kayden Flores
Kayden Flores

why can't Android run Linux programs and vice versa?

it can. Just install a chroot.

Jacob Foster
Jacob Foster

Is it possible to modify some init script in android so it would not boot up the android subsystem but instead would give you bash or something ?

Henry Morris
Henry Morris

isnt android just a shit ton of java with the linux kernel?

David Edwards
David Edwards

Dalvik still has to sit on top of functional Linux. See

Chase Williams
Chase Williams

I think Dalvik was replaced by ART.

Nolan Carter
Nolan Carter

It has, its basically JIT that gets saved on the flash memory when you download something if the ART has the dalvik to native compiler for the specific cpu.
AND SOMEHOW ANDROID CONTINUES TO BE A POS LAG BOX.
personally i blame OOP, java and java programmers

Kayden Nelson
Kayden Nelson

You're a madman but thats really neat

Isaiah Gray
Isaiah Gray

"Linux" is just a kernel.
Desktop "Linux distributions" are actually GNU/Linux.
Android is not GNU/Linux.

Jaxson Nguyen
Jaxson Nguyen

Can not believe some ppl are retarded enought to not see it is "photoshoped" in.
There are obv marks and iconsistency in quality and background noise pointing that out.
You can also see errors from repeated recompression[saving]

Hunter Robinson
Hunter Robinson

Why the hell do you type like a retard?

Jose Allen
Jose Allen

To fit in with you.

Zachary Nguyen
Zachary Nguyen

Even if this was fake, which I doubt, they could use VNC to make it look completely authentic anyways. A fuck ton easier than photo-shopping it. What's so unbelievable? It's running LXDE for fuck sake.

Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown

There are lots of proprietary software for GNU userland. Everyone is okay with it.

Mason Allen
Mason Allen

Dank

Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee

But it can

Luke Ortiz
Luke Ortiz

Because Linux is just a kernel?

Grayson Brooks
Grayson Brooks

implying i'd do that all just for 5 minutes of anonymous fame on a chinese octopus cooking board

Its not VNC, its this application
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=x.org.server&hl=en
From play store to serve as the xserver
Yes that image was from my other phone, where i installed lxde instead of xfce4 (because lightweight)
This video is fresh from my current phone

Dylan Long
Dylan Long

Are you kidding? Your computer has an x86 processor, and android primarily runs on ARM.

Jeremiah Powell
Jeremiah Powell

This doesn't matter very much in Linux environment.

Hunter Sullivan
Hunter Sullivan

It can
The opposite is only a problem due to non-free apps which are ARM only

Tyler Thomas
Tyler Thomas

kek now lets not be hasty here. There are lots of cool apps that I've never seen on a PC. For example I have one that lets me use my phone as a flashlight. It's not a bad flashlight either, and it's allowed me to find M&Ms and Cheetos (delicious Cheetos!) in cracks and corners, and folds that I'd otherwise have missed. Imagine using your PC as one. It's got a lot more lectricity in it (look at the fucking size of it!) and therefore should be able to produce a lot more light.

I have another one that counts how many steps I take in a day. Given, I don't leave the basement very often, and could easily keep count myself, but why? Doing shit like counting manually is obsolete, and for fucking cavemen and poor people. We're civilized people, and we'd look super civilized with a full tower PC strapped to our backs.

Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown

You can run console applications with a terminal emulator. Pic related issues htop on my Samsung Galaxy s7

Liam Long
Liam Long

Are you retarded?

Evan Mitchell
Evan Mitchell

Are you retarded?

Benjamin Richardson
Benjamin Richardson

The quality of this shitpost is impressive.

Noah Rodriguez
Noah Rodriguez

QFT

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