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osOpinion.com: Linux and PS2 - A Marriage Made in Heaven

Feb 01, 2002, 14:45 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Khan Klatt)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"Consider the Sony PlayStation 2. For a retail price of US$300, you get a gaming console with excellent hardware capabilities. It has an IEEE 1394 port (which Sony calls iLink and Apple calls Firewire), two USB ports, and is capable of high-quality optical audio (DTS/Dolby Digital) and video (S-Video). In essence, it is the perfect gaming console.

"Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Sony announced the availability of a Linux for PS2 option. For an additional $200, you get a 40 GB hard drive, a 100 Base-T Ethernet card, a computer monitor adapter and a keyboard and mouse. You also get the Linux operating system, compilers and programming tools.

"So for as little as $500, you'll be able to play the best-selling console games on the market, watch DVDs and get a very capable Linux workstation..."

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