Recently I have taken an interested in learning about Linux and the Unix family of operating systems.
In my quest to do so I found that my simple home router contained hardware capable of much more than I thought. It was a fully fledged computer running Linux!
I was able to load both Openwrt and then DD-wrt allowing experimentation with a mini Linux computer.
Im also aware that there are many other possiblities for router/modem firmware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wireless_router_firmware_projects
Other projects that give this possibility are:
- Cyanogenmod (plus many more) for many Android based mobiles
- FreemyiPod for Apple iPods
- Rockbox for other Mp3 players including iPods
What other popular projects are available that provide customized firmware or an alternative to proprietary software that can be loaded on to a device?
Is anyone able to provide a link to any lists of such projects?