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Old 05-24-2002, 09:15 AM   #1
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Linux up your Playstation2...


Well Sony has finally released the Linux kit for the PS2 for the masses.

For ~180 pounds (inc VAT), yes that's UK currency , you get a 40GB HDD, 10/100 NIC, USB KB & mouse, a monitor connector and a Linux DVD. Sony have released all this stuff at cost price, bless their souls.

I havent got a PS2 but I have been thinking about buying a console for a while. I like the idea of hooking a PS2 up too my network and 21" monitor as well...

Waste of time? cool idea? or both

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Old 05-24-2002, 09:22 AM   #2
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This thread has been done , though I'm glad Sony has agreed to release it. When this kit was first released in Japan, everyone thought it was a really smart idea, and it sold out quickly.

At cost price, it draws a following from the OSS community too. No mistake that Sony did this though as I believe the PS2 native OS is linux anyway.

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Old 05-24-2002, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Bert, I read some of that thread before but it really only applied to those that lived in Japan. This is good news as far as I'm concerned and appart from the 9000 people who patitioned Sony for the release of the kit to the rest of the world, I want to know if anyone else is interested...

And since you already have experience in the subject, do you think that playing ps2 games on a monitor is worth persuing?
 
Old 05-24-2002, 10:04 AM   #4
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Actually I don't own a PS2 though when I go back there I might buy one. I'm studying now, so buying one would be a good ... but on reflection a bad idea

The alternative to a monitor is your telly. The sync on green monitors are no worse than any other are they?

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