Linux MP3 player gives Windows the boot

We're all for giving corporate-shunning Linux a crack whenever we can but using it as a main OS is usually the preserve of tech-heads with time on the

We're all for giving corporate-shunning Linux a crack whenever we can but using it as a main OS is usually the preserve of tech-heads with time on their hands to tinker. So bless TurboLinux for offering this stupendous plug ‘n’ play solution.Called the Wizpy, it serves as a rather dashing PMP with 1.7-inch screen for DivX movies and 4GB of memory for cramming in a healthy dose of MP3, WMA, AAC and OGG files.The magic comes when you plug the iPod wannabe into a PC and hit 'reboot'. Instead of the familiar Windows XP logo you'll be greeted instead by Tofu-eating Linux. That's because 1.5GB of the on board memory comes preloaded with the TurboLinux Fuji OS. You'll also get a small selection of applications including Firefox for web-browsing and Skype for VoIP calls. Best of all it'll retain all your usual cookies and settings.It's scheduled for release in Japan first, with an SD card-toting version following on. No word if we'll get them here but we're sure you'll be able to find a friendly importer.

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TurboLinux WizpyPrice: £TBA (£140 in Japan)On sale: TBA (February in Japan)Contact: TurbolinuxRelated stories:Diddy PMP gets digital telly