December 5, 2007
This Year's Best Open Source Gift
Author: JT Smith
The chumby is a Linux-based, open-source device that is actually a cute, squeezable platform for widgets. It's one of the most interesting Linux-base devices to come out this holiday season and one with the most appeal to the general consumer. It has a friendly, plush exterior, but the device is fully hackable and ready for all sorts of customization- whether you want to build your own widgets or not. The first Chumby reviews have been coming in and it looks like it will be a lot of fun, whether you are looking for a hacking project or you just want a great desktop toy for tasks like tracking a stock, following Woot.com, and viewing pictures.
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