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Make your fridge run Linux!

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OMG, what? My refrigerator, that thingie that keeps all them foods and whatnot cool and edible can run Linux? Well, definitely. And in this article, I will show you how.

First, let's make things straight. Your ultra-modern fridges already have micro operating systems installed. Their firmware is quite smart and will do lots of nifty things, like regulate air flow, prepare ice cubes, etc. But what about the old machines? Aha!

All right, I have your attention. Now, follow my recipe to having your fridge rev Linux like a good sport, in just five dead-easy steps.

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