Atari VCS Console Runs a Custom Linux Distro Called “AtariOS”

With close to three million raised in its IndieGoGocampaign the Atari VCS is now entering the difficult part: delivering a viable product and not just hype and promotion.

For every faux pas the project makes — shelved launch dates, device demos running on Windows, and foolish rebuffs to journalists — the central sell of a Linux games console backed by decades worth of gaming heritage remains both unique and compelling.