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Fear58 04-14-2004 07:28 PM

Playstation2 owners
ya do know there is A linux kit for it right? 40gig hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor cables, and yes, an old distro of red hat to run on ps2. Anyone have one? Im looking into buying a linux kit.

BajaNick 04-14-2004 10:31 PM

Dont have one but I was thinking why? Then I thought, Just cuz its cool. :)

watashiwaotaku7 04-15-2004 06:34 PM

have you tried ebay? they might have them for cheap

Sparkfist 04-16-2004 08:46 PM

Sony sells the kits on the playstation website. I've checked them out.

Aside from all the hardware you get you also get a linux distro (a japanese disto based off Redhat) and some package software (I heard they copyright it). The software package is for programming so you can say write your own games for the PS2.

Thats all I know... and the kit costs $200.

If anyone buys it I'm open to hear if its worth the price.


JaseP 04-17-2004 09:40 AM

My undersanding is that the Linux kit is of limited use. You could use it to play around developing for the Playstation, but you can't share your results with any standard Playstation users, and the included hard drive is no good for storing standard game data.

Fear58 06-12-2004 02:27 PM

I bought it and its awsome IMO, Im using my ps2 as a web server most the time now... But yea.. Its running KDE 1x with default web browsers and email client, i compiled gaim on there.. friggin awsome. SLOOW tho, treat it like a 200mhz pc, with only 32 megs of ram. Its faster in fluxbox and other guis rather than KDE tho.

pepsi 06-13-2004 12:37 AM

herd a little while ago some big headed guys clustered them combined the graphics chip with the cpu, which are on the same chip to create a mini super computer

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