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Old 09-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Ubuntu linux running on a Kindle 2

I just saw this in Slashdot.

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/0...escriptio.html

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What you see there is a Kindle 2 with the Ubuntu 9.04 port to ARM running in a chrooted environment. On the screen you see xdaliclock in front of an xterm with the remains of a "top" command and a few mildly embarrassing typos.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Is there anything Linux can't run on? *Runs off to install Ubuntu on his shoes*
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Do you need to know a new language to read about ubuntu or something?

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:51 AM   #4
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Do you need to know a new language to read about ubuntu or something?
Makes perfect sense to me, maybe it is you
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #5
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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Here is a video of Jesse's presentation. His talk start at 2:15 and lasts for about 5 minutes.

And here is his Calibre conversion for the Kindle 2.

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Old 09-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #7
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Surely all Kindles run Linux, don't they? Apologies if I'm missing the significance of this.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #8
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Surely all Kindles run Linux, don't they? Apologies if I'm missing the significance of this.
But with a user installed OS, customization becomes a lot easier and more flexible.
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Now I understand . Thanks!
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Is there anything Linux can't run on? *Runs off to install Ubuntu on his shoes*
BlackBerry phones. RIM goes out of its way to make this hard. But just give the Linux community time and interest and that will be yet another feather in the linux hat.

That is the power of an open source system
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