29-01-2012 12:15 AM
Hi Linux friends !
We're now in 2012 and as far as I know TomTom has made no statements whatsoever of supporting the OS that they have based their sucessful (up untill now...) business on. This an utterly disgraceful shame!!!
I wish I could acquire enough shares to be able to raise my voice on their annual general meeting and throw the existing Board of Directors !!
29-01-2012 12:05 PM
30-01-2012 04:49 AM
I have had the following issue with Samsung also . Have a Galaxy tab which ran android 2.2 and have updated to 2.3 . under both it would lock or crash under navigation thus my purchase of a TomTom which also runs on a linux kernal. I was shocked to find on this forum that TomTom have the afront to use the kernal yet do not support linux compatibility . Supporting linux should be of upmost importance to TomTom, for without linux where would they be? Kickin cans in the street one suspects.
13-02-2012 10:27 AM
Just bought my Via125 last friday.
I'm happy with how it works.
The thing I don't like is that I have to install and configure a computer with Ms-XP just for updating the Europe card on the Via.
Al our computers run on Ubuntu 11.10, we switched to linux about 8 years ago.
Tried TomTomHome with wine, works but the Nav is not approachable even if a wired connection 2 is being made.
Tried VirtualBox, USB is detected and TomTom driver installed but the HomeLatest fails to install.
If you can make your Nav being updated by a Windows or Mac version how hard can it than be to make a Linux version.
"De belastingdienst" can do this so why can't TomTom , especially when the Nav software is based on Linux.
I'm not looking for "hacking or tweeking" but just to easy update my Nav.
14-02-2012 12:34 PM
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04-04-2012 10:21 PM
I've just changed to Ubuntu Linux OS and finding problems loading TomTom Home. Looking on the forum I see I'm not alone but I'm afraid that's not a lot of consolation.
I'm not surprised though, the majority will be using Windows or Mac OS on laptops and desktops but Linux isn't unheard of and I'm sure it wouldn't take a great deal of development to make them compatible.
Even Nortel Networks moved their PABX systems to Linux because of the extra security available on the Linux OS, that was before they went bust but I'm sure there's not connection between the two!