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    Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Yeah, saw Paul tweeted it this morning and HTC have put it on their FB page. Exciting times ahead for ...

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Yeah, saw Paul tweeted it this morning and HTC have put it on their FB page. Exciting times ahead for HTC phones. Hoping they update all devices to unlocked loaders
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      Yeah, saw Paul tweeted it this morning and HTC have put it on their FB page. Exciting times ahead for HTC phones. Hoping they update all devices to unlocked loaders
      That bit would be great!

      Apple are really going to have to pull something really special out now for me to get another iPhone.

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      The missus has an iPhone 4 and I have to say it's an awesome phone BUT I'd miss being able to muck about with it as I do with my Desire. I'm running 2.3.3 with Sense at the mo (waiting on the official update should it ever come) and I tend to try other ROMs when I get bored. OK, the iPhone would just work but where's the fun in that!!
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      I'm impressed. Someone with a similar mindset to myself. Normally people are firmly in one camp Blackberry, iPhone or Android, at the downfall of the others. Amusingly I have all three so can be fairly objective. For instance I still think BB is best suited to corporate email environments.

      I still have the 3GS, waiting for a significant upgrade. It's been jailbroken since the day I bought it, and was legally unlocked by O2. Whilst the iPhone is very simple to use, syncs great with itunes, provides a standard UI and experience. There are some things it does REALLY badly. For instance I have mine jailbroken so I can use an app on my lockscreen to show Texts, Unread Emails, Upcoming Calendar, and SMS's. The lockscreen is such a wasted space otherwise.

      The only things stopping me moving from iPhone to Android are:
      * Easy sync with iTunes
      * Current investment in app store, would require replacing the apps.
      * A couple of key apps aren't on Android ... but not a huge issue.

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      I've never had a BlackBerry but my gf had the Curve 8900 and HATED it. The trackball went within a month and o2 were being particulary unhelpful when it came to fixing it. She just made do and only reason she got an iPhone is I have a friend working for Orange who got her a spanking deal (and free phone).

      Ultimately I'm an Android fan, I'd get an iPhone if it was free but not otherwise. I can appreciate that it does what it does VERY well though. I'm not a typical Android fanboy

      Apparently the new HTC Sync can sync with iTunes but I've not tried tbh - might give it a go and see how it works (if at all). I don't use my phone for music as it'd kill the battery (another thing the iPhone seems to do very well - last well over a day with a fair bit of use. Not something I can say for my Desire)

      Agree with the lockscreen bit - one thing HTC have addressed with Sense 3.0 but even earlier versions can use WidgetLocker to add widgets to the lockscreen. I tried it for a bit but I get bored quickly so gave up!!
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Bargain ... cracking way to get an iPhone

      Syncing with iTunes would be great, although started to use Spotify a lot more now. I tend to use my phone for web, email, twitter, and music in the car ,... oh and occasional sat nav too. I'd be lost without music on there. But for me, I also need it to sync with my Macbook for music, not Windows .. so tends to be less supported.

      HTC do tend to lead the field with the UI improvements and general integration ... albeit at the detriment of battery and 3G allowance (FriendFeed Im looking at you!).

      My iPhone needs binning (or ebaying soon), I take it off charge at 7am, and by 7pm it's usually in the red battery zone. 12 hours is just pants.

      We've done well at hijacking this thread!

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      I was gonna say the same thing - whoops!!

      Back on topic though, I still couldn't get SkyPlayer working in my VM so dunno what to suggest
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Tee hee.

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