Upside: All Linux all the time

“Nevertheless, in an age when your typical commercial radio
advertising break lasts about as long as a Los Angeles car chase,
you have to admit there’s something slightly rebellious about
listening to your favorite Swedish hip-hop station while sitting in
Silicon Valley traffic.”

Maybe that’s why it shouldn’t be too surprising that Linux,
the operating system that lives to give CFOs heartburn, is suddenly
popping up as a key building block in the emerging Internet radio

“Linux is such a nice system for embedded devices, including
Internet radio devices, because it’s so scalable,” says Andrew
Leyden, founder and president of PenguinRadio, a Washington, D.C.,
based company that proposes to sell its first Linux-based radio
appliance in late spring.”