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Originally Posted by tsdeaton
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
Sent from my I9300 using XDA
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.
Ubuntop- U4A/Webtop hybrid for all Tegra2 Motorola phones
(Fully integrated Ubuntu Desktop)
Live ROM (One "ROM" over 12 phones)
(Featured on XDA Portal and multiple other sites around the world and as base by many devs)
Imperium Initiative Photon
(used as base by many Photon devs)
Imperium Initiative LS970
(used as base by many LS970 devs)
Imperium Agent LS970
(LS970 version of Live ROM)
Evo Desktop PC
(Featured on XDA Portal and multiple other sites around the world)
(Nexus Q)uantum Singularity Project
(Media Center, File Server, Website Server, LinuxonAndroid in little black ball of joy)
Umeox x201 EnSec Enhanced Security Patch and Live ROM Installer
(used by multiple devs world wide on over 6 different models/versions of x201's)
Every Android device I've owned since the Hero- Media Center, File Server, Website Server