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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Aside of people who think they're doing something cool, who would buy a $300usd Switch just to run Linux on it when there are several cheaper alternatives with better performance?

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evilbastard Member since:

Because they can?

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ilovebeer Member since:

You could go play real-life Frogger on your local freeway too..........

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jgfenix Member since:

I have a Vita for gaming and various tablets for web browsing, media player and eBook reader. With that I would only need one device.

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