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Linux operating system announced

SCEA announced today that it is set to release "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" Release 1.0. Users can run a wide variety of computer applications written for the Linux operating system and create original programs and applications. The system will retail for $199 and is expected to be available May 2002. 

  • "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" Release 1.0 kit includes:
  • Internal hard disk drive for PlayStation 2 (HDD) with 40 GB capacity
  • Network Adaptor (Ethernet) (for PlayStation 2) with 100 Base T Ethernet interface
  • Linux Kernel version 2.2.1 (with USB device support)
  • "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" Version 1.0 software distribution on two DVDs
  • gcc 2.95.2 and glibc 2.2.2 with VU assemblers
  • XFree86 3.3.6 with PlayStation 2 GS support
  • Computer monitor adaptor (for PlayStation 2) (with audio connectors)
  • USB Keyboard and mouse (for PlayStation 2)

In addition to the "Linux (for PlayStation 2)" kit, users must have a standard North American PlayStation 2 (SCPH 30001, SCPH 30001R, SCPH 35001GT), a Memory Card (8M) (for PlayStation 2), and a VESA monitor. The graphics output requires a high-resolution computer display, with standard output set as XGA (1024 x 768 resolution); home televisions cannot be used as monitors. Computer displays supporting "sync on green" are mandatory. 

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1/29/2002 Matt Stensrud

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