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PlayStation 2 Linux forthcoming

By Refrag in News
Wed May 02, 2001 at 09:36:31 PM EST
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Sony recently announced that they will be releasing a Linux kit for the PlayStation 2. News.com reports that the kit will come with a DVD, 40GB hard drive, keyboard and mouse.


They will be including the Linux kernel source on the DVD, however source code for a runtime environment they've created that allows games to be played on the platform seems to remain closed.

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PlayStation 2 Linux forthcoming | 10 comments (6 topical, 4 editorial, 0 hidden)
...for the Japaneese market only. (nt) (4.00 / 6) (#1)
by p0ppe on Sat Apr 28, 2001 at 01:44:05 PM EST

...for the Japaneese market only.


"Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
ebay (2.50 / 2) (#2)
by h2odragon on Sun Apr 29, 2001 at 03:27:18 AM EST

soon enough

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wow! (3.33 / 3) (#6)
by enterfornone on Sun Apr 29, 2001 at 08:02:48 PM EST

Am I the only one who thinks this is about as useful as the Dreamcast keyboard. If you want a games machine you but a games machine. If you want a computer you buy a computer. I can't see any use at all for this, other than to give Sony some free advertising on Slashdot.

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yuck (2.50 / 2) (#8)
by Shren on Mon Apr 30, 2001 at 05:36:02 PM EST

Another washed up slashdot story recycled for the k5 submission queue. -1.

riiiiiiiiight... (2.00 / 1) (#9)
by Bridge Troll on Wed May 02, 2001 at 10:19:29 PM EST

How is this even remotely interesting to any but the most 'hardcore' geek? Playstation 2 is for
kicking back after work or school and beating your friends ass at a fun game, not pulling
your hair out in frustration trying to get X configured for your TV screen, compiling a kernel with the right drivers, or some other
nonsense.


And besides, pounding your meat with a club is a very satisfying thing to do :) -- Sleepy
You're all idiots (5.00 / 1) (#10)
by jessek on Thu May 03, 2001 at 12:12:39 AM EST

It's not meant as a linux based home computer, it's supposed to be a developer kit similar to the Net Yaroze that Sony marketed with the original playstation.

This is supposed to be a cheap way to get students or even small developers fluent with programming for Sony hardware. Read the frickin' article before you flame.

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