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    A Linux for IPod?

    Just amusing thought, install a version of Linux on the IPod and though it would be tiny and only play songs it could make it compatbile with Linux OS's. Just a thought...Or better do a linux alternative to the IPod and make it better of course.
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    I believe that some hackers got a basic shell working and they could ssh into it remotely. But that was it. Nothing much impressive...
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    You mean Rockbox?

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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    On the older ipods rockbox was quite good;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ABhW7lYA8

    but un-fortunately apple put an end to that with their newer versions (5th gen +) of the ipod

    Edit; looks like I was wrong on a number of things here, the video is of ipod linux and not rockbox. also it was the 6th gen ipod that doesn't work not the 5th, to be fair it has been a while since I looked into this.
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by leef View Post
    On the older ipods rockbox was quite good;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ABhW7lYA8

    but un-fortunately apple put an end to that with their newer versions (5th gen +) of the ipod
    I have a 2nd gen nano.

    ...I WANT IT.

    edit: Damnit, it won't work on mine. D<
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seishuku View Post
    I have a 2nd gen nano.

    ...I WANT IT.

    edit: Damnit, it won't work on mine. D<
    find a 4th gen
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterNetra View Post
    find a 4th gen
    I used to have one...but it was STOLEN!

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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seishuku View Post
    I used to have one...but it was STOLEN!

    VIOLETTE! I MISS YOU!
    Who knows you might get lucky on ebay
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterNetra View Post
    Who knows you might get lucky on ebay
    Eh, I'd rather get a SanDisk if my iPod ever breaks. I'm a cheapskate and first-gen nanos scratch too easily.
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    Re: A Linux for IPod?

    Actually there are two projects for third-party firmwares on the iPod. The video linked is iPod Linux, RockBox is another project which is open-source but has nothing to do with Linux. They've both been around for a long time.
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