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Date:      Sun, 13 May 2012 01:02:33 -0500
From:      Joshua Isom <jrisom@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Sony ebook reader with FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <4FAF4E79.8070600@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20120512190132.GA1361@tiny>
References:  <20120512190132.GA1361@tiny>

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Almost every tablet runs ARM, and the "chipset" isn't standardized as 
much as x86.  I haven't heard of a tablet running FreeBSD, but it would 
likely require corporate support just to access the documents for the 
chips.  Even Android uses closed binaries for a lot of the core features.

On 5/12/2012 2:01 PM, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> It seems that the Sony ebook readers internaly run some kind of Linux
> (MontaVista Linux). I heared someone saying that there are images for
> eeprom out there to get access to the Linux system itself. Is there any
> work in progress to install FreeBSD on this (or any other ebook reader).
>
> They have a real nice greyscale display of 600x800 to read epub or PDF,
> even in daylight sun, and as they now also have Wifi on board, it would
> be nice to combine this with access to mail by some alpha MUA, for
> example mutt...
>
> Thanks
>
> 	matthias




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