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[News] EVO Smart Console Runs GNU/Linux

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EVO Smart Console: Playstation Competition?

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| With its EVO Smart Console, Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation out 
| of Atlanta, Georgia, has brought a Linux-based console to market that should 
| appeal to both gamers and multimedia fans alike.  
| Now in prototype, it is initially targeted at enthusiasts, developers and 
| early adopters. It is set to conquer the mass market by next year. The EVO 
| Smart Console runs on the company’s Fedora 8 compatible Mirrors Evolution 
| platform. The device should reach the market at about $250 through a refund 
| system, with Windows for an additional $100. its hardware consists of a 
| water-cooled 64-bit Athlon Quadcore 64x2 CPU running at 2.9 GHz and an ATI HD 
| 3200 graphics card. The console supports HD standards 1080i and 1080p, 
| includes 2 Gbytes RAM, and runs a 120-Gbyte hard drive. The box supports the 
| H.264 VC1 and MPEG2 multimedia codecs and emits video signals as DVI and 
| HDMI.           



Pandora project demoed on video, shows off hardware, Linux, and Quake 2

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| It's pretty exciting stuff if you're a homebrew fan (and we know you are),
| featuring demos of the device smoothly running emulators like PicoDrive,
| PSNES, booting up a build of Linux, and even getting its Quake 2 on (at high
| frame rates and looking crystal clear).



Hands-on with GamePark's GP2X F-200

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| Confessions up front: we're pretty hot for any device that sports some sort
| of console emulator, so when faced with GamePark Holding's GP2X, which
| currently boasts of SNES, NES, Genesis, MAME and quite a few other gems,  


Linux on PS3 plays in DARPA Urban Challenge

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| Axion Racing tapped Linux and other open-source software to help navigate its 
| driverless "Spirit" car in last week's DARPA Urban Challenge. 


PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of 
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3 
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for 
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications.   
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing 
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the 
| show organizer.   

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