Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:35 UTC
NetBSD NetBSD has been ported to toaster. At the LinuxWorld Expo in San Fransisco, the NetBSD Project showed off a toaster running NetBSD.
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v NetBSD rocks
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:46 UTC
RE: NetBSD rocks
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:48 UTC in reply to "NetBSD rocks"
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Amen. Guess it's no longer a joke that NetBSD runs on toasters...

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RE: NetBSD rocks
by corentin on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:50 UTC in reply to "NetBSD rocks"
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> Now try to do that with the proprietary Microseft Windows XP piece of shit system.

You mean Windows CE ?

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RE[2]: NetBSD rocks
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE: NetBSD rocks"
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You mean Windows CE ?

Or, XPe.

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RE: NetBSD rocks
by Tom K on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:58 UTC in reply to "NetBSD rocks"
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Windows users tend not to care about porting their OS to useless hardware, but rather, we just use it and not worry about anything else. OS X users are much the same way. We just use OS X, and not worry about anything else, because it works.

:-)

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RE[2]: NetBSD rocks
by orestes on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE: NetBSD rocks"
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Yup, like the old saying goes: "Those that can't, don't."

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RE[3]: NetBSD rocks
by barkley on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: NetBSD rocks"
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Yup, like the old saying goes: "Those that sit in mom's basement do stuff like this"

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v RE[2]: NetBSD rocks
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE: NetBSD rocks"
Turtle
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:54 UTC
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But where is the turtle?!

Didn't the saying go "a toaster on the back of a turtle could run NetBSD" or something like that?

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That toaster rocks!
by ronaldst on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:58 UTC
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It's pretty good looking too. Much better than x86 PC cases. ;)

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Very cool
by Andrew Youll on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:15 UTC
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One has to ask though... will it complain, that my wholemeal bread isn't compatible with white_toast.so.4?

And what about slice configurations? does it support 2 slice, 4 slice and 6 slice systems?

Okay on a serious note, I have to agree this is very cool, but I think I'll stick to my toaster which enjoys burning toast no matter what setting you chose for now.

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Bah
by MYOB on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:41 UTC
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It's been running on toasters for YEARS. I think they had it serial console booting on the SGI O2 in 2000 or earlier...

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Battlestar Galactica anyone?
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:47 UTC
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Just run some AI on it and we'll be plumb centre of the BSG universe. It all started with AI toasters don't you know. ;)

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Kitchen
by Buck on Thu 11th Aug 2005 18:50 UTC
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Toasters are nice, but how about smart fridges that say "Hello" to you and can make a calorie-proper sandwich?

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Xmas
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 19:13 UTC
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Hehe.. now I know what I want for Xmas, ;) . This toy is superb!

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Now, what about squirrels?
by ulib on Thu 11th Aug 2005 19:21 UTC
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Actually I can remember *two* famous sayings emphasizing NetBSD's superior portability.
One is about toasters, the other one is

~~ I just threw a squirrel carcass in a cardboard box and installed NetBSD on it. ~~

They turned the former into reality. I kind of hope they don't do the same with the latter - it'd be definitely gross. And I can't imagine showing it off at an Expo.. ;)

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RE: Now, what about squirrels?
by orestes on Thu 11th Aug 2005 19:50 UTC in reply to "Now, what about squirrels?"
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It'd be so worth it just to watch the some of the more overzealous PETA folks' heads explode.

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RE: Battlestar Galactica anyone?
by HagerR15 on Thu 11th Aug 2005 19:55 UTC
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Actually, Red Dwarf was first with the AI Toaster. It annoyed the main character Lister so much by asking "Would you like any toast?" that Lister destroyed it. At least, until Kryton rebuilt it and it started asking if Lister would like English Muffins!

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v cool
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 21:05 UTC
Very cool
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 22:23 UTC
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"And what about slice configurations? does it support 2 slice, 4 slice and 6 slice systems? "

If I am not mistaken, the NetBSD folks have MSS working (Muilt Slice Support) and that it is quite scable between multi-slice boards.

PS: Great accomplishment. And that is a damn cool looking toaster.

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don't forget the RiscOS pizza oven in 2001

http://home.vigay.com/photos/01-10-20/pizza.jpg

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no-MMU toaster
by Anonymous on Thu 11th Aug 2005 23:29 UTC
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If they had used Linux, the toaster would can use a no-MMU CPU :-)

Linux can be ported to some platforms NetBSD can not.

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RE: no-MMU toaster
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 00:40 UTC in reply to "no-MMU toaster"
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This might be splitting hairs, but that's uCLinux, not Linux. I think uCLinux is developed differently.

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RE[2]: no-MMU toaster
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 01:23 UTC in reply to "RE: no-MMU toaster"
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No, uCLinux is now part of linux kernel 2.6, I think

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RE: no-MMU toaster
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 06:17 UTC in reply to "no-MMU toaster"
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It was one of netbsd's google summer project but it didn't pass :-(.

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RE: no-MMU toaster
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 10:40 UTC in reply to "no-MMU toaster"
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Rip the memory protection out of the kernel, and you can have something like a ÁNetBSD.

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Niiiice
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 01:46 UTC
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Yeah, but can it make coffee ;)

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It's a breakfast food cooker
by Marlor on Fri 12th Aug 2005 03:36 UTC
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For some reason, the BSD toaster reminds me of this classic:

http://philip.greenspun.com/humor/eecs-difference-explained

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Excellent
by Anonymous on Fri 12th Aug 2005 05:34 UTC
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I do believe I need one of these.

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Disappointing
by Tyr. on Fri 12th Aug 2005 11:35 UTC
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What exactly is the toaster using the OS for ? I expected something like the toaster that burns the weather report on your toast ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/06/04/bread_as_a_display_device/ )

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RE: Disappointing
by smitty_one_each on Fri 12th Aug 2005 12:37 UTC in reply to "Disappointing"
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>What exactly is the toaster using the OS for ?
Emacs on rye, if you must know why.
(require 'butter.el); it's falling, the sky.

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cpu
by Anonymous on Sat 13th Aug 2005 16:13 UTC
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Are those two slices of bread or dual AMD Opteron CPUs

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