PS2 Linux Kit Shipping

June 11th, 2002 by Alkini

We neglected to mention this at the end of last month, but the PS2 Linux kit is shipping and began shipping on time. The kit costs $199 and you get a monitor adaptor, a 40GB hard drive, an ethernet adaptor, USB keyboard and mouse, and a PS2 Linux distro.

So, have any of you bought one of these and messed around with it much? How do you like it? I can think of one guy (wolf!) that was whining about it endlessly after he got his kit ;-)

3 Responses to “PS2 Linux Kit Shipping”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    My only (minor) complaint is that the best web browser is the KDE filemanager.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I compiled mozilla on it. Took over 24 hours. Core dumps on startup. Other precompiled versions of mozilla I’ve seen stop working after a few links.

    So, what does one do with a suped-down linux box? So far nothing for me, since I’ve got a much fast linux box right next to it. Installing xmame might be worthwhile.
    Joseph Elwell.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    An interesting thing about these is that benchmarks show that the system can pummel an AMD Athlon 1800+ when it comes to floating point. I’m talking about 12x as fast, this is due to vector optimization in the emotion engine. They’re not general purpose, they’re highly optimized systems with great vector and floating point math. I wonder how fast these thing could churn through seti@home with the proper client.

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