Everyone’s heard that the TiVo “runs Linux”. In this installment of Linux on board, Peter takes a look at the Linux system installed on the TiVo. Examining the TiVo system reveals how one company made the transition from desktop operating system to embedded system. There are a lot of sites about “hacking” the TiVo, to do this to it and that to it (and there’s always the other thing too). After all, half the fun of owning something that runs Linux is to make it do something more (or different) than it was intended to do. But most of us only need so many Web servers (off the top of my head, I think I have 10 or 15 Web servers in my house already, including the embedded systems). Link.
Linux on board: Blowing the lid off of TiVo