Saturday, July 12, 2008

Linux TV

Who would've thought? Linux TV? Yep, that's what it is. And even with my ability to be a real Linux bigot, I didn't pick it out for that reason. It just happened. When my recent TV crapped itself, we sort of had to buy another. We went with one of the Sony Bravia models... and it had the required GPL notices to tell us all that it runs linux. If you look carefully at the notice, you will see it runs getty/login/bash, which means I can get a login shell. It even runs portmap and tcpwrappers, which to me says it could do tcp/ip if it had an ethernet connection. Now to google around a bit and figure out how to get a login. For certain, it will take some $150 specialized cable, and that will probably be the end of it.

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