Have you ever wondered if you could acutally run an OS from your iPod hard drive. Well, now you can.
Linux for the iPod is a very cool thing. One of its purposes is to allow the iPod to play a variety of other music formats such as Ogg Vorbis.
You might ask
What applications can it run?
In theory most applications that run on uClinux can run on the iPod however there are important limitations;
mmap() so X11 would not run.
fork() system call is not supported (
vfork() however is available).
A few good things about Linux on the iPod is that you will not lose any data on the iPod should you choose to install Linux. Also it has a built in boot loader which will allow you to choose between Linux and Apple's Firmware after you reset the iPod.
You should be able to run this on all iPods except the mini and G4. (This may only be temporary.)
Be sure to read the FAQ to get general knowledge and help.
In reality Linux on your iPod doesn't improve its functionality too much, but it sure is cool...