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This Time Its The Turn Of Ubuntu Mobile To Run On The N900

The story of the N900 and other operating systems continues, after running Android, Win NT 4.0, Win 3.11, Win 95, Win 98, Debian & Mer it has taken on Ubuntu Mobile this time, Ubuntu Mobile 9.04 with LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop specifically.

This Time The N900 Is Running Ubuntu Mobile

This Time The N900 Is Running Ubuntu Mobile

The port has been carried out by @lifenexus by modifying the N810 method. It is running on top of Mer, and has been installed natively on the micro SD card. The phone offers a bootmenu at startup where you can choose whether you you want to boot into Mer or Maemo. Unlike some of the other OS’s this one’s running at a pretty reasonable speed as well, charging, WIFI and limited keyboard operation is present, and obviously you cannot make calls within it. At this rate whether or not Nokia decides to give MeeGo to the N900 will become immaterial, the community will take of itself.

Note: This is not Ubuntu Mobile per se, but more of MER + LXDE.

[via: Maemo Arena]

N900 Can Run – Android, Win NT 4.0, Win 3.11, Win 95, Win 98, Debian & Mer

The N900 seems to be fulfilling every geek’s dream! With each passing day we see something awesome come out, first it was Windows 3.1, then we saw Windows NT 4.0, next was Windows 95, followed by Mer, Debian, Android and now even Windows 98. That is seven different operating systems apart from its very own Maemo 5.

While it is true that most of the OS’s above are more ‘proof of concept’ rather than being actually usable, it still goes to show the awesome power the N900 packs. The one exception to this is ‘Mer’ that is being developed as an alternative OS for the N900, you can find much more info about it here. You can install any of them without having to loose out on Maemo 5 as they either run in an emulator or can be used in a dual-boot mode.

Android: No install instructions are available, yet.

Windows NT 4.0: Windows NT 4.0 running under Bochs 2.3.7 PC emulator on a Nokia N900 phone. More info here.

Windows 3.11: Run in Dosbox.

Windows 95: Done via Dosbox.

Windows 98: Instructions here. Original thread is in Russian.

Windows 98 On N900

Debian: Complete video tutorial below.

Mer: Is a mobile Linux distribution, complete instructions on how to get it on your N900 are here.