Q: Is it possible to install another GUI additional to the SFOS?

Is it possible to install another GUI additional to the SFOS?

…and add a second user to the existing ‘nemo’ ?

My intention is to use the Sailfish phone as a pocket linux computer. Something like starting a second session under another user name by CLI command, there another GUI as the default (e.g. Cinnamon - edit: or MATE), so I could run standard Linux software on the SFOS phone (Xperia 10).

Has this idea a chance to succeed?

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  1. Yes, technically: e.g., GlacierUX, the default UI of nemomobile OS (“Maemo II”).
  2. Yes.
  3. Not really (yet).

What works and is IMO the appropriate route (at least for the next years) for your use case to “run standard Linux software on the SFOS phone”, is to install a Linux distribution in an LXC container.

Does that answer your question? If so, please mark it at answered.
You might also adapt the title to properly reflect your core goal here:
Q: Is it possible to run standard Linux software on the SFOS phone?

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