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    Does the Wii run on Linux?

    Blogger Kiyoshi Saruwatari claims that Nintendo's upcoming Wii console runs on the open source Linux operating system. According to Saruwatari, who claims to be a Nintendo insider, the company reduced development costs by leveraging open source software and incorporating a Linux kernel into the Wii software platform. A wide variety of additional features like web browsing, video playback, file management, and emulation all run on Nintendo's custom Linux operating system, which uses a proprietary interface. Unlike the other specialized software components, the actual games will not run under the Linux platform, and can be played without booting Linux if the user holds down the "A" button while the Wii is starting up.

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    Yeah, I heard a while back about Wii running Linux, must have something to do with the PS3 running it. :\



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    If the PS3 runs linux, then it's not worth buying, because for the price that Sony is charging for that ugly fuckin chocolate hotdog that does the same thing as the PS2 aside from Blu-Ray and wireless controllers, we should be getting Windows XP Gamers Edition with that fucker.

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    lolol triple post

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    Shush, you bewb. I said it was teh accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timebeast
    If the PS3 runs linux, then it's not worth buying, because for the price that Sony is charging for that ugly fuckin chocolate hotdog that does the same thing as the PS2 aside from Blu-Ray and wireless controllers, we should be getting Windows XP Gamers Edition with that fucker.

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    no, running on linux could be a good thing, since it is an open ended OS unlike windows, making changes to suite the ps3 would be VERY easy, and the psm3 mag has tested the ps3, showed a video of start up, keep in mind that it was NOT THE FINAL VERSION, but it ran on the same configuration as the psp, i dont think sony would be that stupid to do that on the final version, but if they do, ps3 better be kick ass, but if you are a true gamer, you should be getting all three new systems

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    Thing is, I won't have to pay 4 games. =)



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    Why not, Arun?

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    that takes thinking

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