Originally Posted by pholy
Considering that the Kobo is, in fact, an embedded Linux computer, they sort of have to! Except the poor blokes who got stuck with the desktop app, of course!
Where did you get this information? I haven't seen anything to indicate that it runs Linux, and the lack of any source code release or notice of where to obtain the source with the device indicates to me that it is likely not running Linux. I suppose it is possible that it is running Linux and is a GPL-violating device, but I would like to think that is not the case. I suppose we will know for sure what it is running after the first firmware update comes out and someone takes apart the image to figure out what it is running.
My best guess would be that it is running WinCE.