LinuxDevices: AMD's PIC Boots Linux
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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..."