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  Wednesday, Jan 30, 2002 Report News | Archive | Top  
Linux Coming To A PS2 Near You
- Posted 3:40 PM By Kagato
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Penguin fans, gurus, and fanatics unite!
Sony
has announced today that they will be selling Linux OS kits in the coming months, allowing folks to run Linux applications on the PlayStation 2 gaming console. Contents will include:
  • Internal hard disk drive for PlayStation 2 (HDD) with 40 GB capacity
  • Network Adaptor (Ethernet) (for PlayStation 2) with 100 Base T Ethernet interface
  • Linux Kernel version 2.2.1 (with USB device support)
  • "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" Version 1.0 software distribution on two DVDs
  • gcc 2.95.2 and glibc 2.2.2 with VU assemblers
  • XFree86 3.3.6 with PlayStation 2 GS support
  • Computer monitor adaptor (for PlayStation 2) (with audio connectors)
  • USB Keyboard and mouse (for PlayStation 2)
  • Expect to pay about $299 for a kit here in the US. With broadband connectivity, can you say cheap server farm?
     
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