Preorder your Linux for PS2 now!
Just got this email from them:
Dear PlayStation and Linux Enthusiast,
Now is the time to put yourself inside the next generation in computer
entertainment! In response to your request for information on LINUX (FOR
PLAYSTATION 2), we are excited to let you know that this accessory is now
available for pre-order in the United States and Canada* exclusively at
http://www.us.playstation.com/?refUrl=linux, with an expected shipping date
of May 22, 2002.
Combining the incredible technology of the PlayStation(R)2 computer
with the endlessly versatile Linux operating system (http://www.linux.org),
Linux enthusiasts and programmers can now use the same system they play
their favorite PlayStation games on to run thousands of Linux applications!
The LINUX (FOR PLAYSTATION 2) accessory kit allows you to utilize the
PlayStation 2 console as a fully-functional desktop computer. Download a
wealth of Linux programs -- HTML editors, multimedia players, office
solutions and more -- or program your own software to run in the
PlayStation 2 Linux environment.
Included with the LINUX (FOR PLAYSTATION 2) kit is the PlayStation 2 Linux
software, an internal hard disc drive (40 GB), a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Network Adaptor, and a USB mouse and keyboard. You will still need to
purchase or supply a PlayStation 2 console, a 8MB memory card (for
PlayStation 2) [preferably a new memory card -- once formatted for Linux
use, your game data will be erased and you will not be able to save new
game data] and a VGA monitor with sync-on-green capability [check your
monitor's user manual to see if it meets this requirement].
While it's exciting to see tremendous interest in this new PlayStation
venture, there are a few things for you to note before purchasing. LINUX
(FOR PLAYSTATION 2) is a tool for Linux enthusiasts and programming
hobbyists. Basic understanding of the Linux operating system is strongly
suggested for installation and use. Also, be advised that this accessory
will NOT enhance your PlayStation 2 games. The hard disc drive formatted
for Linux cannot be used with HDD-compatible PlayStation 2 games, and the
included Network Adaptor (Ethernet) does not include a modem, which the
upcoming standard Network Adaptor will. Be sure to consider all of these
factors before making your decision to purchase.