[lug] IP: Sony to Sell Linux Kits for Playstation 2 (fwd)
J. Wayde Allen
wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov
Fri Feb 1 09:03:22 MST 2002
From: Jean Armour Polly <mom at netmom.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 06:52:03
To: farber at central.cis.upenn.edu (David Farber)
Subject: Sony to Sell Linux Kits for Playstation 2
Sony to Sell Linux Kits for Playstation 2
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Wednesday it would start
selling Linux operating system kits for Linux programmers around the
globe in coming months to allow Linux applications to run on its
PlayStation 2 game console.
The consumer electronics giant said it would begin selling disks to
install the Linux operating system (OS) on PlayStation 2 and tools to
develop Linux applications.
The kits will go on sale in Japan in May and in the United Sates and
Europe in June.
``Many Linux fans have requested that they would like to execute
applications not only on personal computers but also on PlayStation
game consoles,'' a Sony spokeswoman said.
The kits will cost $188.30 in Japan, $199 in the United States and
$215 in Europe.
Sony aims to expand the role of PlayStation as a platform and allow
more applications such as word-processing.
Sony said the kits also included a internal hard disk drive with 40
gigabytes and USB keyboard and mouse.
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