20-05-2011 01:40 AM
A few questions about MyTomTom:
1) Is this a large download? How big in size, approximately, for Win XP, Vista or Win 7?
2) Are there any plans to make this work with any Linux O.S. such as Ubuntu?
3) If the answer to (2) is "yes", should it be this year, or later than that?
Obviously, making TomTom Home work with Linux might be a challenge, since it is a stand alone application, but MyTomTom is browser based, using Firefox or Chrome (not just Microsoft's Internet Explorer, as far as I know), so maybe there might be some plans to make MyTomTom work with Firefox or Chromium in a Linux environment ...
Thank you all!
20-05-2011 02:18 AM
6.4 megs for the MyTomTom app. Sorry, have no answers for your other questions.
04-06-2011 06:39 PM
Why is there no support for Linux desktops? All you need is ssh and wget as far as I can tell. Probably take all of 10 minutes to code. If you can support Mac you can support Linux, surely?
05-06-2011 06:01 AM - edited 05-06-2011 06:03 AM
I'm still hoping, with the new MyTomTom browser based interface, that this might happen sooner rather than later. Maybe TomTom's problem is how to allow Linux support without compromising map security to piracy, I don't know, but it would be fantastic if it wasn't necessary to boot up the ol' Windows O.S. just to update my TomTom navigation devices once a week. It always makes me feel like I'm taking my clothes off in public.
22-12-2011 07:09 PM
I also want to know why TomTom does not interface with a computer using a Linux distro, since the TomTom is based on a Linux OS itself.
I believe my new Tom Tom ios going back to the store if I cannot get it to interface with Linux.
I have read on these forums that even WINE on Linux will not help.
22-12-2011 07:55 PM
In my opinion, companies that use open source code in their products without giving anything back to the open source community are nothing more than parasites. Open source grows by symbiotic relationships between people (and companies) with different skills. TomTom will have saved a fortune not having to code the OS on their devices, so put a little back, why don't you?
22-12-2011 08:09 PM
07-02-2013 12:49 PM
I'm trying to get MyTomTom working with VirtualBox running Windows 7 as a guest on a Linux Fedora 18 host.
No luck so far. I can "see" the TomTom connected in the USB device list, but the MyTomTom application still shows my TomTom is NOT connected.
Anyone having more success in a similar situation?
P.S. Is TomTom breaking a GPL or similar Open Source licence by using Open Source code, but not making MyTomTom available for Linux ?
Maybe not - I'm not a lawyer - but it is defininetely not conforming to the spirit of Open Source.
07-02-2013 12:59 PM
Not sure if it is the same BIOS as used by KVM/QEMU/Libvirt but it only supports USB1.1, and the TomTom needs USB2. If your motherboard supports it, you might be able to add a USB2 PCI board and pass it to the VM at PCI level.