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Ubuntu hacked onto the Amazon Kindle

Posted on Saturday, September 05 2009 @ 09:05:42 CEST by

Boing Boing reports a hacker named Jesse Vincent managed to get Ubuntu 9.04 running on the Amazon Kindle 2:
To open up the Kindle, I used the USB networking debug mode Amazon left hanging around when they first shipped the Kindle 2, a statically linked telnetd and a cross-compiler to bootstrap myself. From there, I built a daemon that can convert DRM-free PDFs and ePubs into something Amazon's reader on the Kindle can deal with.



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