Sony ebook reader with FreeBSD

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Sun May 13 06:02:59 UTC 2012

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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