MyDrive Connect for linux

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  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    At least could you open your api to let people do what you don't
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,148
     Superuser
    Jice wrote:
    At least could you open your api to let people do what you don't
    Oh yes I can see that happening... not!!!
    As far as I'm aware no one has hacked the system yet, why would Tomtom want to make themselves more vulnerable

    ATB YFM
  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    Sure you're right but that's the shitty spirit that made me use linux.
    What is their problem with this ?
    MyDrive Connect is free (as free beer, not free speech), we can't use it without a tomtom so what ?
  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    YamFazMan wrote:
    why would Tomtom want to make themselves more vulnerable

    Where have you seen open code is more vulnerable ?
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,148
     Superuser
    Hi
    Back when Tomtom and Microsoft fell out over the FAT32 filing system, pirate Tomtom Maps and hacks were available everywhere....
    After launching the NAV3 devices and the secure updating over a network, Tomtom took back control
    The system is still secure and still working with NAV4/5 devices, I cant see them doing anything to weaken their position

    ATB YFM
  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    What is the link between security and open code ?
    Many open source solutions are known to be more secure than their closed source equivalent.
    Anyway, when you choose to close your code, at least could you supply the tool for all your customers.
    TomTom has bad spirit. Many solutions are possible but they don't care about anything but money.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,148
     Superuser
    Hi
    Use one of the latest NAV5 Wifi connected Tomtom PND... No computer required

    ATB YFM
  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    Too late.
  • Jice
    Jice Registered Users Posts: 7
    Legendary Explorer
    And next won't be tomtom
  • TomTom4TomsDiva
    TomTom4TomsDiva Registered Users Posts: 9
    Master Traveler
    It seems the other linux posts are quite old. As I am thinking of buying a new Satnav I wanted to revive the linux question before I make my decision. So TomTom - will you be supporting linux as if not I will just not buy a TomTom.

    If not can you explain why, especially as it should be pretty simple as after all your devices do run linux.

    Thanks,
    Scott

    I am running on my private laptop Linux and have to use Windows on my business laptop. I never had the chance to use Linux for MyDrive Connect although I tried in different ways. Lucky that my business laptop was able to connect and update my TomTom Rider via MyDrive Connect - UNTIL TODAY!
    Suddenly during the update using WiFi I had network disconnects caused by the USB connection with my TomTom. Changing to a wired connection results in the loss of all connectivity between laptop and TomTom. Funny that only paternoster operating systems are supported by TomTom - or is there meanwhile a chance to use a real operating system such as Linux?
    Thanks
    Tom
  • MondBB
    MondBB Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    edited April 20
    Like other comments here I am dismayed to find that there's no support for Linux.

    I am a rider for Blood Bikes and we have two WiFi enabled TomTom satnavs but guess what? If there's a problem with the device, as there is today when updating one of them, the support from TomTom is to connect via USB and use the MyDrive App. Which I can't do because I don't use Windows or MacOS.

    For the record the device is a TomTom Rider 550 with WiFi and lifetime world maps - it's now telling me that no maps are available and would I like to buy one!

    There doesn't even seem to be an app for Android. What's the reasoning behind that? It can't be low user numbers.

    Very disappointed in TomTom, their support systems are rubbish. Anything out of the ordinary, where you really need support, and they are no help at all. Where's the customer support phone line?