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Can I install linux under FirefoxOS?

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Hi guys, I signed up for a mozilla account (I may have before but didn't have a record of it) and I signed up for this forum (Not sure if it is same account) to find out how flexible FirefoxOS is. Specifically if there are apps or configurations that will allow me to install and run a linux distro on my mobile device running FirefoxOS and then shell to it, etc.

I tried to find a listing of apps, but the help didn't have any links or information about doing that outside the OS.

I love that there is a trustworthy, fairly non-partisan choice not just for a browser but now for a mobile OS. I just want to know more about what it can do before I attempt an install. Also, I'm assuming it can run on phone OR tablet.

So can it shell to a full blown linux distro of my choice?

Hi guys, I signed up for a mozilla account (I may have before but didn't have a record of it) and I signed up for this forum (Not sure if it is same account) to find out how flexible FirefoxOS is. Specifically if there are apps or configurations that will allow me to install and run a linux distro on my mobile device running FirefoxOS and then shell to it, etc. I tried to find a listing of apps, but the help didn't have any links or information about doing that outside the OS. I love that there is a trustworthy, fairly non-partisan choice not just for a browser but now for a mobile OS. I just want to know more about what it can do before I attempt an install. Also, I'm assuming it can run on phone OR tablet. So can it shell to a full blown linux distro of my choice?

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Hi

FirefoxOS is no longer being actively developed by Mozilla. It is now a community managed project B2G OS. You can read more about this here.

Hi FirefoxOS is no longer being actively developed by Mozilla. It is now a community managed project B2G OS. You can read more about this [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Archive/B2G_OS here].