Transform Your Home Screen Into a Terminal :: Linux CLI Launcher
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by James Stewart
Location: Greater Sudbury Public Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4X8, Canada
The Google Play Store features many launchers, of all sorts, ready to make your life easier. Whether it's Apex Launcher, Evie Launcher, or Nova Launcher, there are a lot of third-party launchers for you to choose from. At the base-level though, these launchers start out — thematically — quite similar. However, you can customize them with beautiful icon packs, themes, widgets, and more. As you may know, Android's built on the Linux kernel. Thus, it has a hidden shell functionality — which, fans of GNU/Linux may be pleased to give a try. A full Linux terminal environment on an Android phone? That, definitely, sounds interesting. But, what if you could replace your stock launcher with a launcher that mimics the Linux terminal interface? Luckily, you can — thanks to the Linux CLI Launcher.
Linux CLI Launcher for Android replaces your home screen with a minimalist terminal-style interface, which uses commands to control basically everything. You can call, manage your contacts, and/or text using simple commands. Aside from supporting some basic GNU/Linux commands, the application offers the ability to create aliases… Running your favourite games and/or applications effortlessly.