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Modding A Sinclair ZX Spectrum To Run Linux

No, Linux won’t run on a home computer from the early eighties (not yet, anyway). But this is no ordinary little Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Its diminutive case hides a 600 MHz ARM Cortex-powered BeagleBoard running Debian Linux. More here

Brian Smith’s clever case mod includes 128 MB RAM, 256 MB onboard flash, a full-fledged Linux distro on an 8 GB compact flash card, and a healthy slathering of video, audio and USB ports. He even went to the trouble of figuring out a keyboard hack that preserves the original rubber keypad in working order.

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