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NetworkWorld: Linux on Zune Soon?

Nov 29, 2006, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"And now for a completely obvious idea: loading Linux onto Microsoft's new Zune digital music player.

"According to reports from gadget-watchers, and a few who have physically ripped open the device, the Zune runs the Freescale i.MX31 multimedia processor--used widely in consumer electronics, such as smart phones and PDAs. This platform is already supported by the top embedded Linux operating system makers: Timesys's LinuxLink supports Freescale's i.MX31 chipset; Monta Vista software's Mobilinux embedded operating system also runs on the chip..."

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