Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2018 23:07 UTC

There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.

But some people just want to run any software they choose on the hardware they own. And for those people, Linux on the Switch is a huge achievement.

I'm surprised it even took this long.

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Are there any good use cases for running Linux on it? I figure if you want to run emulators and such, better to wait for an Android port.

Emulators on Android are terrible, many times they are released with god awful interfaces and hardly work, and then are never updated again.

I would MUCH rather run RetroArch on a Switch, that would be epic. Though to be fair RetroArch is released and kept up to date for Android, I just hate Android so much...

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