Low-cost MP3 player gains fancy Linux port

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| The "Podzilla" open source application suite has been successfully ported to
| a relatively inexpensive line of flash-based mp3 players. Originally
| developed by the iPod Linux project, the software is now running on SanDisk's
| $100-$150 Sansa e200 devices, reports Sebastian Duell, chief developer for
| the SansaLinux project.
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| [...]
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| In addition to Podzilla2, other source files used in the port include
| BusyBox, the SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) cross-platform graphics library,
| the libhotdog compiler, and the TTK iPod GUI library. The port is based on
| the iPod Project's iPod Linux, which was first released in 2003.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7695609943.html


Related:

iPod on the Outside, Linux on the Inside

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| iPod Linux runs on first, second and third generation devices. Versions for
| additional players are still under development, according to its developers.
| A functional installation routine is currently only available for Mac
| computers. Installing iPod Linux does not mean going without the familiar
| Apple firmware. * *
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/60037.html


Liberating iPods in Cambridge

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| During the event, dubbed iRony, users were walked through the
| process of installing flexible and featureful free/open source
| software firmware -- without DRM -- onto their digital audio players.
|
| [...]
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| Organizers set up laptops running Ubuntu GNU/Linux, Mac OS X,
| and Windows XP at the center of the room. iPod users brought
| their players to experienced users, who would determine the
| generation of the iPod and the current partition format, and
| inquire about the user's needs. Together they would decide on
| a firmware (RockBox, iPodLinux, or both) and walk through the
| process of installation. Meanwhile, others looked on to watch
| the process and learn how it was done. RockBox was installed
| on the majority of the iPods with great success.
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http://business.newsforge.com/articl...46245&from=rss


iTop

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| Now I call it a laptop, and it technically is. It is able to run a
| full OS (Linux). And has full UIs.
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http://web.mac.com/owenmcgarry/iWeb/...BC427A9A1.html
http://tinyurl.com/yw3bh2


5.5g iPods can now run Linux

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| The Linux on iPod developer blog says the 5.5g iPods can now run Linux
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http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive...w_run_lin.html