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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Wake me when...
by bryanv on Thu 22nd Feb 2018 15:37 UTC
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It runs NetBSD. :-p

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RE: Wake me when...
by leech on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 00:49 in reply to "Wake me when..."
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Doesn't NetBSD run on practically everything anyhow?

I think it's the only OS that doesn't ever seem to drop support for other architectures!

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RE[2]: Wake me when...
by The123king on Mon 26th Feb 2018 15:44 in reply to "RE: Wake me when..."
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If "Will it run Doom" is a standard test for gaming machines, "Will it run NetBSD" should be a test for all computing devices

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