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has anyone used podzilla...i saw it, and was wondering if its any good?
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not to troll, but why would anyone want to run linux on their iPod?

(other than the obvious: "i run linux so i'm 1337'er than you." statement?)
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well, i had someone from my site say
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Anyone use Linux on their iPod? Such as Podzilla, my friend uses it and it seems pretty cool. I might try it out, anyone have any comments?
and i was wondering if it was any good
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I am curious about that also.. if it does anything special, or if the whole point is to just be able to run linux on the iPod.. and do you use the iPod screen and buttons to maneuver or is it basically just an external firewire drive that you hook up that is running linux?
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that d34th guy from my site, said that his friend likes it, im not sure how its that much different. I have some links to some pics of ipod linux in that forum on my site.
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hmm seems quite useless at the moment to be frank. nice idea though
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i think its kindof like linux for windows...why use it when the program you currently use is superior to it...not sure tho
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I think it's just a "proof of concept" thing.

"Look, I can run Linux on my iPod. Linux is a portable OS, and therefore it rulez!"

People buy iPods to play music. If you want to run Linux, buy a cheapo $199 computer running Linspire and put Debian/Slackware/insert favourite distro here on it.
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ya i think it is too
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why not run OS X off of the iPod.. now that would rule
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I have it on my ipod now, the cool thing is it doesnt do anything to the ipod firmware. By default it boots the ipod firmware but if you hold down play while booting it boots the ipodlinux kernel. Each of the 4 buttons can be set to different images so you can boot 5 different firmwares in total, tho realistically theres only space for the ipod firmware and 2 ipodlinux kernels. I guess u can type but you have to scroll through the letters. Ive got podzilla starting on the ipodlinux boot, and it has a few nifty things, my favourite being othello but u have too play someone else as theres no AI. Another really cool thing is that you can view B&W pictures in Podzilla on a non photo ipod. apart from that its just a harmless toy, its music playbacks pretty hopeless at the moment.
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why not run OS X off of the iPod.. now that would rule
Mmmm... grayscale Aqua interface. :mac:

Even if you got it to boot, it would break your iPod faster than your 4 year old nephew.
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dont you guys think that apple should go back to making pdas, they could combine a pda with the quality of apple, and the storage of an ipod...now that would be nice! (not to mention the size of a brick)
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No future in PDA's at this point.. which then means no money in it.. If they ever get more popular then they are.. you'll see Apple creating one.
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dont you guys think that apple should go back to making pdas, they could combine a pda with the quality of apple, and the storage of an ipod...now that would be nice! (not to mention the size of a brick)
nvm that, now i figure if apple can make a computer soo small and still have everything needed, why cant they make a pda...
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