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    PS2 Linux -- check it out



    Linux for Sony's Playstation 2. Linux enthusiasts and programmers can now use the same system they play their favorite PlayStation 2 formatted games on to run thousands of Linux applications! Combining the incredible technology of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment with the endlessly-versatile Linux operating system, Linux Kit (for PlayStation 2) allows you to use the PlayStation 2 system as a fully-functional desktop computer. Download a wealth of Linux programs--HTML editors, multimedia players, programming environments, office solutions, and more--and open a new world with the power of the next generation in computer entertainment. This auction includes the following items:
    40 GB internal hard disk drive
    Ethernet network adaptor
    USB keyboard and mouse
    Linux for PlayStation 2 release 1.0 media (2 CD) set
    Instruction manuals
    I thought this might be kinda interesting to play with, alto its a bit on the expensive side....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=11319

    This is actually something that SONY sells for the PS2...not sure if its old news but i think its really killer! May just be the next dashPC setup for me
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    That could be kinda cool - slap it in the dash and you have a MP3, PS2, DVD player.

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    I wonder what's in that green package.. does anybody know if the ps2 needs a special preformated hard drive?
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    well if its linux.. probably either ext3 or ext2 filesystem
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    well, that's a packaged ps2 hard drive, i was thinking the kernel might have been customized to run on some proprietary fs
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    nice,
    Superfly I think you should assume the role of guinea pig and try it out.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    wow.. i didn't know that finally got released for the US

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    A friend/teacher of mine has this at his house. I'll ask him about it on monday.

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