There is the old question: "Yeah, but does it run Linux?" which has been applied to many devices over the years (XBox, iPod, iPaq, Juicebox, XBox360, and best of all, a dead badger). It's so common that I would think device manufacturers can have betting pools on how long it will take for their device to be sporting the Penguin.
The new black of installing linux appears to be: "Yeah, but does it run Python?"
To see a small offering of devices that now offer a Python interpreter, check out
Python for mobile devices. These include:
- Apple iPod
- Nokia Series 60 Cell Phone
- Palm Platform
- Pocket PC (WinCE)
- Sharp Zaurus
- iRiver mp3 player
The most suprising, to me, was the fact that apparently Microsoft Windows not supports scripting via Python! The Microsoft Python Script Repository offers instructions, scripts, and resources. O'Reilly's Python Cookbook also has a number of scripts for setting the startup items, starting and stopping services, and controlling Outlook.