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PerWei
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎28-01-2012
Location: Norway

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

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 !! 

 

 

   

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Zsolt
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Registered: ‎16-10-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

Tomtom is not going to make Linux software, as you would be able to backup your files and such easily by mounting the units internal drive. It is none of their intention to make you to do that, otherwise you won't buy their new unit in case yours dying after the warranty finished.

On another note...Linux is an opened software. There must be someone who knows about programming in Linux, just needs maybe some capital to do the job.

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trimleyman
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎30-01-2012
Location: US

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

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.

 

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garwic
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎13-02-2012
Location: Netherlands

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

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.


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Noid
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎14-02-2012
Location: Netherlands

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

While Tomtom home for Linux would be nice, I can copy the maps to my device just fine without it. If only I could download those new maps... Just give me a link to the files!
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Zsolt
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Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

@Noid: It is not the map only. It has to be activated as well, and every unit has a unique ID. Tomtom Home is doing the activation also.

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Noid
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎14-02-2012
Location: Netherlands

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

True, but that used to be done by typing in a number. I don't understand why they removed that feature. Making things more easy for windows users does not have to mean making it impossible for Linux users.
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grumpyoldgit
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎18-07-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

Just like to add myself as a Ubuntu 11.10 user who would like to access TomTom Home on his computer rather than having to get decrepit laptop out of the roof every time I want to update.
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djrose007
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-04-2012
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

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!

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ironcold
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Registered: ‎13-04-2012
Location: Germany

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

And again a very disappointed linux user. Tomtom: epic fail!

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