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TechWeb: MP3 Player uses Linux OS

Oct 22, 1998, 14:48 (2 Talkback[s])

... a small British company is working on a mobile MP3 player for cars that combines laptop and stereo technology as well as the Linux operating system.

Empeg, of Somerset, England, said it plans to ship its Empeg MP3 player by the end of this month for £699, or $950.

The Empeg MP3 contains an Intel StrongARM CPU and 8 megabytes of memory. It also comes with a 2.1-gigabyte hard disk, which can hold around 35 hours of music, plus a bay for another 2.5-inch laptop hard disk. The player uses the Linux OS.

The company is taking preorders for the player on its website, but has not announced plans for U.S. distribution, a move that could land it in a legal minefield.

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