"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
"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..."