Your Palm Pre just got tons of geek cred: now it can run full-blown Linux apps
Some ambitious fellows have managed to get an X server running on the Pre, kicking off a potential orgy of desktop Linux application ports. Where to start? Heck, why not just dump the whole dang OpenOffice suite onto your phone?
I've got the same question here as I did with the N900 build of Chromium -- is it worthwhile to put apps with a desktop UX on a mobile device, or is the experience just too different for straight-up ports to work well?
The potential is undeniably cool -- as our old pal Brad points out over at Mobiputing, it might not be long before apps like VLC, Gwibber, or Empathy wind up on the Pre.