Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Wow, linux based DAP!
Re: Wow, linux based DAP!
From: Mike Holden <rockbox_at_mikeholden.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:22:07 -0000 (UTC)
Jonas H wrote:
> Jan Müller wrote:
>> there is a short piece on heise today:
>> It states that the Wizpy will be a linux-based player with a modified
>> of Turbolinux. It will play MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, JPEG and DivX and has a
>> radio. The player is advertised as an "open source media player".
>> As far as I understand it has a kind of double-boot option (player/pc).
>> The linux distribution on the player features Firefox, Thunderbird,
>> Skype and
>> more. This is accessible if one plugs the player into the pc and boots
>> from the player.
>> Clever idea, if the heise piece is accurate.
> I've just searched the net, and I still haven't seen any article (except
> possibly that Heise article, my German is rusty) that indicates that the
> player _runs_ Linux. They all seem to agree that Linux is simply
> installed on the flash drive, and can be booted from a PC, which is more
> gimmicky than newsworthy.
An article on The Register also says "Linux-based", but nothing in the
article otherwise suggests it actually RUNS linux, just that it is stored
on the disk as a bootdisk (a la Knoppix et al).
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