Sony releases Linux for PlayStation2


Author: JT Smith

From ZDNet UK: “Officials at Sony’s UK offices confirmed on Thursday that the
company is to release an official version of Linux to run on the
PlayStation2. However, it will only be compatible with Japanese
versions of the console at this stage.

According to Sony, the move is in response to consumer pressure,
which has included online petitions. Users will receive a hard drive
with built-in 10Mbit Ethernet socket that will plug into the console’s
PCMCIA slot, a mouse and a keyboard, as well as a PS2-compatible
version of the popularopen source operating system.”


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