Well, as the resident Linux/UNIX nerd, I'd like to share a damn cool thing which is just proved so damn handy to me it's barely containable (shaddap, I know it's not a word).
The ability to install Linux on my iPod.
Now, lets get one thing straight; I love my iPod. I love having the ability to store my entire CD collection on a small device and listen to it whenever I like. But this has some really handy things and it's just good fun to install and run an alternative OS on something like the iPod (especially GNU Linux or UNIX!).
Check it out;
Now, as per usual in the nerd world, the oldest hardware is usually the most easily hackable so if you want to try this and have a 4G iPod or newer, be VERY aware that you could lose everything. So SAVE your MP3's!
So yeah, basically I can install and run Linux software on my Linux whih has proved a boon to my band; now we have 20Gb of space to record our jams, save as an MP3/OGG/WAV and burn straight to disk. And there's a bunch of other software which runs really well.
Not only does this show that with a little perseverence, you can make a device which seemingly has one use do what YOU want it to do but this shows the versatility of the Linux kernel; from this to a fully-blown, graphics-heavy OS (like the one I'm running, SUSE 9.2).
Anyway, just had to share. ENJOY!
Say hi to Tux!