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You can't run Linux on that: Oh, yeah?

The Cult of Linux blogger has compiled a fun list of "20 Awesome Devices That Run Linux (But Weren't Designed To)."

A common attitude among people who believe in free software is to stick it to "the man." For some people, that translates into spending a ton of free time porting Linux to devices that were never designed for it.

Are you a risk-taking hacker with expensive devices? Are there any successful hacks you want to add to this list? Here are the top five:

  1. AppleTV: http://www.mactel-linux.org/wiki/AppleTV
  2. Browser: http://www.workspot.com/screenshots/gimp.html
  3. Gmail: http://www.hackaday.com/2005/04/14/run-linux-on-gmail/
  4. GameCube: http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2004/04/01/warp_pipe.html
  5. Dreamcast: http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT7466555948.html

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