Linux: Cool device

I find this device very compeling. What I like:
GP2X/
It even comes bundled with Mame, Quake and some other games. The only thing I think would be nice is a IR port so I could program it to be a universal remote control as well.
It's designed to be used mostly for playing games or for looking at a photo album, but since it's Linux, the sky's the limit.
Update, maybe not:
Looks like they have DRM support which means it must have parts which are closed source. Why do they do this? Probably the media moguls offered them a carrot and a stick (he's $100,000.00 to put in DRM, or our lawyers if you don't).
Via boing-boing

Comments

bjimba said…
I don't know that "having DRM" necessarily means closed source. Looking on the UK distributors site, where they've briefly addressed the BoingBoing post, they're saying that the DRM is in the hardware, as part of the chipset they selected.

As I said on my blog on the same issue, I'm willing to take a chance on this one. I'll let you know if I end up regretting it.
Scott Kirkwood said…
Yes, well then the closed source is in the chipset. Some DRMs rules also posit that you must be able to remotely change the rules as well, although I doubt this chipset has this 'feature'.
I wish you well, looks like it might be a fun device, but I also think it important to send a message to manufacturere that we don't want DRM in our devices, especially if you are catering to Linux users.
yaustar said…
As far as we know (the GP32/GP2X community), there was an announcement from GPH/Anna that it will only be used for commercial games to prevent piracy.

Some links may be of interest to you:
Topic 1
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