Linux and BSD on Consoles, cheap PC's or just toys?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Katlin MetaData, Feb 2, 2015.

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Would you use a Game Console as a PC?

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  1. Yes

    66.7%
  2. No

    33.3%
  3. It depends on how easy it is to install and run it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. It depends on the devices reasources

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Other (expalin)

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  1. Katlin MetaData

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    You can run NetBSD and Linux on the following consoles without any hardmoding:
    Dreamcast
    PS2
    PSX (not a ps1)
    Xbox
    Xbox 360
    PS3
    Wii
    OUYA
    OpenPandora
    The dreamcast has all the hardware such as mouse keyboard, broadland adapter, microphone, camra, and SD card adapter that can plug into the serial port, yet Linux or NetBSD has drivers for it yet, out of Lazzyness or they just don't update their code?
    The PS2 used to have an officle sony distro for the PS2 but then came black rhino, and yes you can run NetBSD on it, how ever again it does not support all of the PS2 hardware.
    Xbox, of chorse, but now NetBSD is the only one kind of active, and drivers still suck.
    Xbox 360, has a linux port, not easy to do.
    PS3, VM
    Wii, had a special distro made for it, the distro is dead, but can still be ran.
    OUYA, can be rooted and possiple to sideload linux on it though apps.
    Openpandora