Is Windows Phone 7 usable with Linux?

Discussion in 'Windows Phone 7' started by PatrickAupperle, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. PatrickAupperle

    PatrickAupperle New Member

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    I am considering buying a Windows Phone 7 Phone (mostly do develop apps), but would really like to know if it can connect to Linux. Although I realize all of my dev work would have to be done in Windows, it would be really nice to do simple things such as transferring music in Linux.
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    sean reynolds New Member

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    i am pretty sure it is compatible... tmobile tech support told me if i didnt like windows 7 OS i could run android on it with a simple port... android is linux based so, i assume it can
  3. PatrickAupperle

    PatrickAupperle New Member

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    Thank you for the response. That doesn't sound right. I really didn't think these phones would run android. The bigger thing is, I already have an android phone. I would be buying this phone for the Windows Phone 7 OS. So, while your response is greatly appreciated and intriguing, it really doesn't answer my question. Also, yes, Android is compatible with Linux. An Android phone connects as a Universal Mass Storage device. Once again, thank you for responding. Anyone else have input?
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    PatrickAupperle New Member

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    Really, has no one tried using their windows phone with linux?
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    I wouldn't bother.

    As far as i know, Windows is the only properly supported OS. There is a tool for Syncing with a Mac, but thats pretty basic. I've certainly not heard of a tool for using WP7 with a Linux PC.
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    PatrickAupperle New Member

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    Wow, that sucks. I guess I won't be getting it then. Microsoft really should allow direct access to the files so we could all add a file where and when we want to. Why is it locked down to syncing software?
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    Seth Ramsak New Member

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    My guess is piracy but who knows. Im pretty sure the only way to transfer music is through Zune.
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    PatrickAupperle New Member

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    How does that help with piracy? They don't lock it down to only their music, do they?
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    Jevez New Member

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    Patrick, if you want and if i'm not too late i can update you with a decent answer this monday, then i'll have my windows phone...
    (I use Opensuse and Gentoo)

    ##EDIT##
    It is not possible to use a Windows Phone on a linux machine.

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