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NetBSD found on actual toaster

By Chris Williams. Published: 11th Aug 2005, 15:41:25 | Permalink | Printable

ARM9 keeps its cool

The NetBSD ToasterA toaster running NetBSD on a 200MHz embedded ARM9 board has delighted crowds at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco.

An adage long associated with NetBSD is that the venerable, open source Unix OS will run on anything from data centre class machines to your kitchen toaster. This particular toaster from Technologic Systems includes ethernet and USB, can play MP3s, serve web pages and toast bread.

See the link below or INQ's photo if you're still skeptical.


Technologic Systems Designs NetBSD Controlled Toaster

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Different to say the least.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 11/8/05 4:48PM
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You would think that pentiums would toast the bread much fast than an ARM9. I dont want to know how long you have to wait with this device.

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 11/8/05 5:17PM
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Isn't this getting a little all to close to the Red Dwarf Toaster ;@)

 is a RISC OS Userem2ac on 12/8/05 10:46AM
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em2ac: Next it'll be singing - oh wait!

 is a RISC OS Userphilipnet on 12/8/05 10:54AM
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I remember somewhere a RiscPC slice that grilled?....not sure where it was tho..but it was real ;@)

 is a RISC OS Userem2ac on 12/8/05 4:59PM
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"You would think that pentiums would toast the bread..."

Meanwhile, ten years on...

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 13/8/05 3:05PM
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Perhaps you mean this?


 is a RISC OS Userflypig on 13/8/05 11:54PM
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Yep, thats the one ;@)

 is a RISC OS Userem2ac on 15/8/05 2:03PM
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