LinuxDevices: AMD PIC Snubs Linux

“Eighteen months after shipping, AMD’s Personal Internet
Communicator (PIC) apparently still does not run Linux, despite
criticism for using a commercial operating system given AMD’s goal
of reducing the cost of computing such that half of the world could
enjoy Internet access by 2015.

“When the PIC reference design debuted in the fall of 2004, AMD
touted a target end-user device price point of $185, including a
keyboard, mouse, and preinstalled software for basic personal
computing and internet/email access…”