[clug-talk] Linux game console ready to ship

John Jardine john_e_jardine at spamcop.net
Fri Apr 3 13:07:48 PDT 2009


I want one just so I can use my 1920X1080 TV as a monitor.  That'll piss
off the kids - no cartoons 'cause daddy's "working":)


On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 13:38 -0600, Dafydd Crosby wrote:
> I honestly don't think it will succeed - the ship price is too high, the 
> software library is too small, and it looks like they're using stock 
> hardware (less profit margins). You can pick up a PS2 new for $120 and 
> have access to 500+ games (a fair number of which are playable and decent).
> 
> Unless they have an exclusive killer app, this will probably never be 
> accepted beyond a few hobbyists.
> 
> Sorry if that sounds too negative :-P
> 
> -Dafydd
> 
> Mark Carlson wrote:
> > Don't worry, even if you had flash... you'd still have to read about
> > it elsewhere (did the site seem that uninformative to anyone else?)
> >
> > -Mark C.
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 7:22 AM, John Jardine <john_e_jardine at spamcop.net> wrote:
> >   
> >> Looks cool - but when you go to their site it's flash only ... sadness.
> >> I guess I'll just have to read about it elsewhere.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 21:59 -0600, Shawn wrote:
> >>     
> >>> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5134160105.html
> >>>
> >>> Sounds interesting...   Hope it does well enough to make Sony, MS, and
> >>> Nintendo take notice..
> >>>
> >>> Shawn
> >>>       
> >
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