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Re: Linux on the O2

To: Chad Campbell <campbell@ukans.edu>, Warner Losh <imp@village.org>
Subject: Re: Linux on the O2
From: "Douglas F. Elznic" <delznic@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 17:38:54 -0500
Cc: cypher <cypher@vertigo.cs.indiana.edu>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971203161250.15277A-100000@dv123s34.lawrence .ks.us>
References: <199712032119.OAA14390@harmony.village.org>
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At 04:16 PM 12/3/97 -0600, Chad Campbell wrote:
>On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Warner Losh wrote:
>> But one does have to ask the question of WHY?  What can you get from
>> an N64 that would make it worth running Linux on it?
>I don't know much about the N64, but it should have at least two game
>controller ports for a keyboard and a mouse, and I think I heard that
>there were storage devices available for it.  With an upgrade to 8 MB, it
>sounds like it could possibly be made into a cheap NC or WebTV type of
>product.  Of course, as others have mentioned, any kernel port is valuable
>at least in the sense that we might learn something new which could aid in
>the design of kernels for other architectures.
>
>
Namely the MIPS arch.

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