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27th April 2012, 02:49 PM |#11  
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Is there a way to have a full desktop Linux emulated environment in its place? Like some type of emulator to emulate any desktop Linux distro with a higher resolution than webtop

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You don't need to emulate as Android=ARMLinux with a java frontend. This is demonstrated by the number of (insert disto here) on your phone projects here on xda and elsewhere. They are really running Linux on top of Linux.
How high of a resolution are you looking for? With tweaks, folks have been able to get 1080 output out of Webtop however 1366x768 really is it's sweet spot external output.
If by full desktop environment you mean a full version of KDE or Gnome, then no. I was able to get Gnome crammed into webtop but it required that I build it off device and remove everything not Gnome. It left no room for anything else and would have forced users to use webtop2sd as it had less than 50MB free space after cleaning the partition. It was actually more limited than webtop. To help put Webtop in a category here how it stands up against actual distros.

Webtop= Lubuntu running Avant instead of the built-in LXDE and most preinstalled apps removed.
Webtop+= Webtop with LXDE as its default so Lubuntu lite.
Ubuntop= Xubuntu lite with a ton of common apps installed.
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28th April 2012, 08:24 AM |#12  
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You don't need to emulate as Android=ARMLinux with a java frontend. This is demonstrated by the number of (insert disto here) on your phone projects here on xda and elsewhere. They are really running Linux on top of Linux.
How high of a resolution are you looking for? With tweaks, folks have been able to get 1080 output out of Webtop however 1366x768 really is it's sweet spot external output.
If by full desktop environment you mean a full version of KDE or Gnome, then no. I was able to get Gnome crammed into webtop but it required that I build it off device and remove everything not Gnome. It left no room for anything else and would have forced users to use webtop2sd as it had less than 50MB free space after cleaning the partition. It was actually more limited than webtop. To help put Webtop in a category here how it stands up against actual distros.

Webtop= Lubuntu running Avant instead of the built-in LXDE and most preinstalled apps removed.
Webtop+= Webtop with LXDE as its default so Lubuntu lite.
Ubuntop= Xubuntu lite with a ton of common apps installed.

Have you heard about GenTop2? I just happened to find this on the Atrix thread posted about an hour ago (ironic) would this work for the photon? I wouldn't see why not considering both have the same version of webtop

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1617684

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28th April 2012, 07:12 PM |#13  
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Have you heard about GenTop2? I just happened to find this on the Atrix thread posted about an hour ago (ironic) would this work for the photon? I wouldn't see why not considering both have the same version of webtop

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1617684

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It's a Webtop replacement and not a modification like Ubuntop. Unless Gentoo has changed, there's a ton of command line usage involved. This will scare off most linux users and almost all linux noobs. If I can get Ubuntop fixed and Gentoo ported it should cover just about all Webtop users. I'm waiting for a response back from Gendol to cut down on porting time.
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