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LinuxDevices: AMD's PIC Boots Linux

Sep 12, 2006, 11:15 (1 Talkback[s])


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"AMD's PIC (personal Internet computer), an inexpensive Windows CE-based computer aimed at developing nations, has successfully booted Linux, according to a Siamese Wiki devoted to the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) initiative. The Wiki shows the PIC runing an Edubuntu image created for the OLPC project.

"AMD's x86-based PIC design debuted in the fall of 2004, about a year before the OLPC project was conceived. Both devices aim to bring computing to developing nations with limited financial resources. While the OLPC was designed to run Linux, the PIC has in the past been tied to Windows CE at the BIOS level..."

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