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[News] Nintendo Wii Fully Open for Linux (Hacked)

  • Subject: [News] Nintendo Wii Fully Open for Linux (Hacked)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:17:45 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Nintendo Wii fully hacked for native homebrew

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| The Wii was compromised pretty early on to be able to play burned discs and 
| GameCube homebrew such as Linux, but until now Nintendo has managed to 
| isolate Wii hardware such as the extra horsepower of the console and wireless 
| connectivity from hackers. But the walls are coming down. Some hackers from 
| Germany have just showed off their fully hacked Wii at the 24th Annual Chaos 
| Communication Congress.     



Woopsi for Nintendo: First Open Source Package Released

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| Woopsi offers a GUI library for Nintendo. The Open Source Library offers help 
| in quickly creating user interfaces for homebrew software. The Woopsi is 
| based on the AmigaOS windowing system.   


How the Wii won over the world's gamers

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| Almost 10 million Wii consoles have been sold since it went on sale at the 
| end of last year and it is poised to overtake global sales of the Xbox 360 
| within weeks. Perhaps more crucially, it will reach the 10m mark in half the 
| time it took Microsoft.   


Linux 3D graphics access on PS3 found  

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| A method has been found to reach Linux 3D Graphics on the PS3. A number of 
| hackers have clubbed together to release a draft kernel module for this along 
| with a relevant Xorg driver.  


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