"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Dan Wright <dtwright_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu Apr 25 11:05:22 2002

Richard Erlacher said:
> The grandkids have Playstations. Adults might want 'em too, since some of the
> games are pretty slick. I don't relate to that, myself, but I know lots of
> folks enjoy a game as a form of diversion. I don't think anybody would
> mistake one for a computer though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that
> somebody somewhere had figured out how to make it run Linux. I just can't
> imagine why one would want to.

Well, for starters, the thing has a pretty impressive MIPS core, and there's a
faculty member here who's porting computational chemistry apps to the PS2
running linux...


- Dan Wright

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