Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale

Posted by: Le4rner

Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 03/08/02 02:33 PM

Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale

Customers eager to get the very first Linux for Playstation 2 kits can preorder them from Sony. The final version of the kit will be shipped at the end of May. The $200 kit also includes a hard drive and other peripherals.

Although Sony feels that most people won't be interested in having the open-source operating system on their consoles, they hope that letting people tinker with the program will produce more and better software developers.

"We are doing this largely for noncommercial reasons. If it just pays for itself as an operating cost, that's fine with us," Sony says.

http://news.com.com/2100-1040-854906.html


It isn't security related but some members will find it worth the read.
Posted by: Deviation187

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 03/27/02 04:28 PM

wha... linux, on ps2? wait let me process that first...really? cool
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 03/28/02 04:08 PM

Yes it is really c00. However I garuntee that there are some nasty bugs walking around in it. However let us remember it is open scource and ANYONE! I MEAN ANYONE, can fix that up. I don't own consoles, I play a lot at friend's houses but I may buy PS2 w/ Linux... LOL well you know, I'm an adict. At least it's understood here... Anyway want to post in my linux forum? I'm all alone... :+( lol. There is more to it that just noncommercial.. This is a huge boost for the Linux community and for PS2... Xbox as we know is Microsoft... HINT HINT! LOL... Keep it real... Bless the Penguin.
Posted by: Soap

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/05/02 06:50 AM

S**t !! I might buy A PS2 just for that...(maybe for NFS 6 aswell) u say it's Open source?
Where can u get the sources??
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/05/02 11:00 AM

I am sure they will have em online. If I had money I would buy it LOL. I just not sure though how well this PS2 linux box would run, I am so curious... I want to see it. A friend might get it... I am gonna open it up and see what can be done. Where's gizmo, GIZMO!!!!! Why don't you order a few of em, customize it for UGN and sell em? LOL
Posted by: tronske

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/25/02 04:30 PM

can u still play normal ps2 games, or is it just like a normal computer?
Posted by: tronske

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/25/02 04:32 PM

does anyone know what the full specs for the ps2 linux console are?
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/26/02 11:33 AM

It will be able to do both I would think. Run Linux games and (unplug all the stuff) it can run PS2 games. I mean afterall it's a PS2. I don't know the specs exactly. They changed, from rumor to rumor. I think I head ab out 10 GiG HD, 2 USBs, monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc... All I remember. Yet feel free to check out that news link above or visit/ email sony about it. Please do post back of any new info. Thanks
Posted by: Le4rner

Re: Linux for Playstation 2 Goes On Sale - 04/26/02 05:46 PM

Ummm guys it is a kit, The Play station will be the same one you own. The HD is 40 gig

The following came from: http://www.us.playstation.com/product_de...requestid=30068

The kit for LINUX (FOR PLAYSTATION 2) includes:

Linux (for PlayStation 2) version 1.0 software
Monitor Cable Adaptor (for PlayStation 2)
Internal Hard Disc Drive (40 GB) (for PlayStation 2)
Network Adaptor (Ethernet) (for PlayStation 2)[10/100 Base-T]
USB Keyboard & USB Mouse (for PlayStation 2)


More info http://playstation2-linux.com/faq.php#What_is_Linux_for_PS2

8mb memory card http://www.us.playstation.com/product_detail/product_detail.jhtml?PRODID=10&CATID=403


here is the kit.