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iPodLinux is an open source venture into porting Linux onto the iPod (http://www.apple.com/ipod/). So far, we have successfully ported a customized uClinux (http://www.uclinux.org) kernel to the iPod, and written a simple user interface for it dubbed podzilla. Additional applications and modules have been written, adding many capabilities not found in Apple's firmware.
iPodLinux is currently safe to install on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPods. Development is currently on-going on later generations of iPod, including the fourth generation click wheel, mini, U2, Photo/Color, Nano, and Video.
This is the most brilliant software ever. They do not offer support for newer iPods, but it still works.
Is this legal?
Just got off the phone with an Apple representative. He said that the official 1-year warranty issued from Apple is a hardware warranty. He also said that in the event of a software failure, all they would do is restore it, and send it back. In the event of a hardware failure, they would repair or replace it, and since installing iPodLinux on it doesn't require opening it and tampering with the hardware, it is still covered by the warranty.