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The Archos 5 IMT PMP runs on a butchered version of linux that the makers have blocked off.
They charge users for code to go on line, to play various music and movie file types, even poor quality games are charged for.
On paper the Archos 5 IMT is a fantastic piece of kit, its just the software that hold it back and lets it down.I think it's the perfect candidate to run ubuntu mobile or similar.
The new Archos A5 IT runs on Android the version I have runs AOS Archos OS that was a cut down Linux derivative,
On the Archosfan.com site, I found a hack that I can apply to override and jailbreak the AOS....Linux is after all open source and code should be free in the spirit of the OS
I have Android Archos 5 as well. You need to purchase a plugin for HD video play back and for GPS archos' media center and you need to register the device to enable some formats. However an Android download may work around these issues by using another player such as MyPod. For flash playback you can save flash downloads into the flash folder. Directly playing flash in the browser won't be added until the Arm flash 10 plugin is released by Adobe.