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Is it possible to run Linux on a Walkman?

I've know a lot of people that have installed linux on their usb drives.
I have a walkman nwz-a818 and it shows up in "my computer" like a hard drive.
It doesn't have a letter though, but it's just like a hard drive and i can put any types of files onto it, make new folders and stuff.
So, is it possible to run linux on it?

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Get a zune

In reply to: Is it possible to run Linux on a Walkman?

You must be kidding. Get a Zune and install Vista SP1. Walkmans are dead and so is Linux. You probably have an 8 track for sale (and a jethro tull tape to go with it). You can however install linux on some of the newer models of Hoover.


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Any specific model/s?

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I like to surf the net while I vacuumed...using linux if possible.

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You don't have a clue what this guy is asking, do you? Your brain is dead. Perhaps it got sucked out by the Hoover.

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And you must be a friend of Steve or Bill or both.

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The last I heard...the early demise of Linux is exaggerated.

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