Chumby Inc is dead.
To allow our chumbies to function in anyway there are only two options:
1-Stay with the limited "stub" service that Duane is providing at this time and hope for better days ahead.
This includes a single blue space clock and a multitude of music options. It is still a great alarm clock (and a picture frame if using the 8inch)
2-Look for Zurk's firmware and follow his directionis to utilize it. It has a limited amount of widgets but some think it is very useful.
If you are interested in option #1, I suggest you familiarize yourself with recent posts on the forum and get up to speed with what is going on since the new era of Chumby. Most seem to be content and are grateful for what we have at this time. It may get much better and details of the future is pretty sketchy at this time but things are looking up. Even if we stay at this same level I like the limited service but it would be a bonus with whatever could be added.
Zurkware people tend to frequent this site too but they get support through zurk's sourgeforce site. Google zurk's firmware and you will find it. I have tried it but I lean towards staying with the stub service. Zurk's option is a bit more techy to tweak it to your liking. I have 5 chums and use them mostly for internet clocks and internet radio options so I am not too dissatisfied with AS IS.
Lasty, Sony has done its own thing and those customers need to contact them even though it seems they are not prepared to do anything about their Dash units. Looks like they have turned their back on those customers. I don't know if it is possible to "retro-fit" these units to work within the new server (in other words chumbize them). They run on a separate hardware similar but not the same as chumby. Infocast units have made the transition but I really don't have enough knowledge to tell you if Dashes can benefit from the New Blue Octy company. Duane would know if that is possible. I know his first priority is Chumby branded, then Infocast and then possibly Dashes. Being that Dash units will have no where to go, at some point Duane may invent a way to reach out to them at some later point in time.
Hope this helps with my very limited understanding. There are some very nice and helpful people around here who are eager to encourage the continuation of chumby world.
Please correct anything I have written that is not right.
Owner of 7 Chumby type units. 3 Sony Dash, 2 Info 8, 2 Info 3.5, and 1 C1.