What are the benefits of integrating Android with Debian ?

Users can install many applications from Android market place and also from Debian repositories.

What Debian applications are pre-installed on VolksPC OS ?

We have a base set off applications such as Firefox browser,  PDF viewer, LibreOffice office suite, text editor, Synaptic package manager, Deadbeef audio player, and Lxterminal.

What Android applications are pre-installed on VolksPC OS ?

Browser, File Browser, Movie Player, YouTube, Netflix, VOLKSPC Installer, Media Center and Play Store are available.

Why doesn’t Debian run KDE or Gnome desktop ?

Both KDE and Gnome are big desktops in terms of memory usage.

 Is this technology same as Linux On Android ?

Linux on Android uses VNC viewer Android application  to display Linux desktop graphics. With VOLKSPC OS,  Linux desktop graphics is handled by  MicroXwin which makes our solution very fast. If you benchmark our free distribution for the popular  ODROID-C1 board,  gtkperf shows 3X speed up over standard X11 based Ubuntu or Debian distribution.

Are all applications supported by MicroXwin ?

MicroXwin supports all tool kits based on Xlib and has limited support for XCB. Most applications run seamlessly with MicroXwin.  Unfortunately  QT5  is not supported due to its use of XCB instead of Xlib.

Who  is the default user on Debian ?

VOLKSPC OS  is set up to auto login into user  called desktop. There is no password prompt.

How is time zone and locale configured for Debian ?

When Debian starts up it reads these configuration parameters from Android settings. So if user changes Android settings it will take effect on the next boot.

How is keyboard configured for Debian ?

VOLKSPC OS  uses xmodmap to set up keyboard mapping tables. There are a set of  tables in /usr/share/xmodmap   that support PC105 keyboard for each language. Again this is initialized based on Android’s language settings.

How to change mouse acceleration for Debian ?

This can be set in  bash_profile under the home directory  (/bin/x11setaccel  thresh denominator numerator). The default setting  ( x11setaccel 5 1 5 ) works best for PS/2 mouse. You may need to change it if you use wireless mouse.

Is GPU supported on the unified distribution ?

Android supports GPU and OpenGL ES applications. Debian does not support GPU at this time. There are not many desktop applications that could benefit from OpenGL ES support. In fact Raspbian OS for the popular Raspberry Pi computer doesn’t enable GPU in their distribution even though open source GPU driver is available. Also contrary to popular opinion, GPU doesn’t help with 2D rendering.

What is the default keyboard short cut to switch between Debian and Android  ?

The default keyboard short cut is Left ALt + Left Meta (Windows key). This can be changed by the user if necessary.