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Amazon Kindle 2 Hacked to Run Linux

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Hacker Jesse Vincent, who's previously written software to allow PDFs and ePubs to be read on the Kindle, wheedled and cajoled the Kindle 2 into running Ubuntu 9.04. You know, just because.

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Vincent called it "a lovely little Linux box" when showing it off at geekfest Foo Camp last weekend. We're not really sure what the practical applications of a Linux Kindle would be, but it's an impressive proof of concept for sure. [Boing Boing Gadgets]

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I knew it was not a simple thing to get Linux running. He literally had to break into it (see top right portion of the Kindle) :)