What Type of OS does the Kindle 3G+WiFI Use

Posted on 2011-10-24
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I need to know the type of OS on the Kindle ASAP. Taking a while to get the specifics by searching and I need it to submit as part of a proposal in a few hours.

Thank you in advance.
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maeltar earned 500 total points
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The Kindle uses a Linux-based operating system. According to hardware hacker Igor Skochinsky, it uses the Das U-Boot bootloader to initialize its OS.
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It's a custom OS built on the Linux 2.6 kernel.

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Thank you gentlemen.

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It is  Linux 2.6.26 .

Amazon has also introduced Kindle software for use on various devices and platforms, including Microsoft Windows, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X (10.5 or later, intel processor only), Android, webOS, and Windows Phone 7

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