The year of Linux On Desktop^WMobile

Speaker: devrtz

Track: Debian Blends and Debian derived distributions

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)

Room: Anamudi

Time: Sep 17 (Sun): 11:30

Duration: 0:45

The last few years saw the rise/rebirth of “Linux on Mobile”, that is devices capable of running (close to) mainline Linux kernels and userspace applications that you are familiar with from your desktops, laptops and servers. This talk will include a brief history, an overview of available hardware options as well as talk about (Debian based) distributions and the overall software ecosystem.

I will examine some of the available hardware and software options and spotlight the Debian based distributions that exist today. This talk should help you answer the eternal question of “Is it daily driveable?” for yourself. To achieve that I will share my experiences relying on these sort of devices during the last three years. My phone(s) run(s) phosh, a touch-friendly graphical shell for mobile devices built around GNOME technologies, on the Debian based systems PureOS and Mobian