Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:27 UTC
Games Sometimes, it's good to reminisce. To look back upon what came before us, in order to better understand what lies ahead. Last week, I bought a piece of computing history I missed out on, a piece I've desperately been wanting to have for a long time now. I bought what is most likely the best selling computer of all time.
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RE[4]: Comment by Neolander
by garyd on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Neolander"
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It is limited. You can't access with that Linux distro the real capabilities of all PS2 components and unleash its full power. Sony has prevented that distro to access full capabilities of PS2.


And it's not only old and has no updates but it's not been available new since way before the slim models were released -- so the only way to get is via eBay, Craigslist, and other used channels. The Dreamcast still has a NetBSD port that's alive and well but interest in running any form of Unix on consoles has always been a niche space without enough momentum behind them to provide incentive for folks to keep hacking them and updating their distributions. YDL for PS3 was keeping current until Sony pulled their official means of installing it but I haven't checked to see what's going on there since George Hotz et al have stepped in to fill the gap.

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