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Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

One time poster
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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 for a linux version

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Learner
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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 LInux

Learner
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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 Linux

A long time ago (2018-07-23) Riong wrote in message 24:

<1. Would be benefits if there is official version to repair/troubleshoot or backup/upgrade firmware not just for Linux itself but for versions that supported by businesses like Dell, Lenovo and HP, namely, Ubuntu LTS 16.04, SuSE or RHEL or their "home customers" editions like OpenSuSE or Fedora/ROSA/CentOS perhaps.

2. What I mean no need in support for many versions/distros/edition of the global Linux area but some one way .. at least if you can not support distros you could support format like AppImage that would work in any Linux distros!

3. If the Technical Management will decide to do so but will have shortcomings of the human source , it's possible to create development team , say for 2 month, to transfer code from Windows to Linux under closed agreement between the company and developers, and after to create support/maintenance team from the company worker , maybe 2 , that would be much less than first one. A lot of the mail can be reviewed by modern AI platforms for instance too.

And to test water how many real people use Linux edition of the SONY tools compring the other SONY customers and how many of them use other SONY products.

For instance I use not only one cellular for 5 years buy headsets, TV sets, VAIO laptops and so on.

4. So Cellular Linux customer in my opinion not jut the people use only cellular but many other SONY products. SONY do not loose your customers! We really appreciate your products.

5. In term of the ownership there do exist closed source Linux software and we use it as primarly used operational platform is Linux on servers and in offices and at home.>

 

I think you have had enough time to solve this serious problem.

Since ther are several easy solutions to support the most versions with AppImage/Snaps/Flatpak, there is no excuse for not supporting Linux.



 

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 for a Linux version

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 for linux

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 for Linux

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux

+1 for Linux

 

Xepria uses Android which use Linux, Im using Android bc it is Linux, but I cant fix my Xepria on my pc which is Linux btw. What is the logic?

 

I am not bluffing with human rights or freedom here but it just doesnt serve me quit right. Making a set of little tools that connects my phone (on linux) to pc is not even hard.Winking Face

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Re: Where is the Xperia™ Companion for Linux


@wargreymon wrote:

+1 for Linux

 

Xepria uses Android which use Linux, Im using Android bc it is Linux, but I cant fix my Xepria on my pc which is Linux btw. What is the logic?

 

I am not bluffing with human rights or freedom here but it just doesnt serve me quit right. Making a set of little tools that connects my phone (on linux) to pc is not even hard.Winking Face


Although people always use the term "Linux" to refer to various operating systems, it technically only refers to the "heart" of an operating system, which is actually called the "kernel"... And Linux is just one type of "heart" - Microsoft Windows-based operating systems usually use the Windows NT "heart" (Microsoft have other kernel types, but they're not used as widely), and Apple's various operating systems usually use the XNU "heart"; though there are dozens of other "heart" types out there.

 

Now to describe what the "heart" (kernel) actually is, think of it like a V8 engine in a car - cars with V8 engines are completely different from manufacturer-to-manufacturer and although manufacturers can make modifcations / customizations to their specific engines for better performance and functionality, the engine itself is more or less the same, regardless of the car.

 

The same is true for "Linux" - the "heart" is more or less the same for all operating systems that use the same "heart" type, but the operating system is often different from operating system-to-operating system.

 

In other words, calling Android "Linux" and complaining Xperia Companion is unsupported by "Linux" is largely pointless - albeit unintentional on your part.

 

Going back to Xperia Companion and the fact of why it isn't available for Linux-based operating systems, well technically, it depends in part of what sort of (computer) code was used to write the software - most (computer) code "languages" allow for easy porting of software between Linux and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems these days, but there are still a few (computer) code "languages" that lack support for or have limited support for Linux-based operating systems... At the end of the day though, it mostly comes down to Sony Mobile being lazy.

 

This stance is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future however - Sony Mobile have abandoned their products in almost every market (it's only Japan and an extremely short list of other countries that will continue to see support from Sony Mobile)...

 

Is there something specific you are trying to do, when connecting your smartphone to your computer?


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