TechWeb: MP3 Player uses Linux OS

… 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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