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Subject: Re: OT: Running Linux on an Archos
From: Michael Hopper (
Date: 2003-02-04

Why port linux to an iPod? Why port to the XBox? I've even seen screens
of linux running on a cash register.

I think the answer to the "why" question is another question. "why not?"

Sure it probably wouldn't serve much purpose at first (but who knows what
could be done once the OS is in place), but I think it's just the
challenge of actually doing it at all.

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Robert Hak wrote:

> Oh.. sweet sweet irony..
> I was just talking about this with co-workers. And while neat.. I stick
> by my first question to them. 'Why?'
>> On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Michael Hopper wrote:
>> It's off the Rockbox topic, but I'm currently looking at this site where
>> someone has ported Linux to an iPod.
>> Has anyone in the Rockbox community heard of anyone trying to port Linux
>> to an Archos device?

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