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Old Apr 30, 2002, 03:46 AM
JR2K JR2K is offline
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Default Aussies,The Linux Kit is coming and sooner than you may expect!

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I received a e-mail from Sony today.It had details of the Linux Kit and the release of it Australia.Here is a summary for those of you who cant be bothered the word doc I am about to post.The linux kit is coming out on the 27th of May 2002 and for the price of 500AUS.The kit will include Network Adapter (10/100 BASE-T Ethernet): SCPH-10350E,40 Gb Internal Hard Disk Drive (for PlayStation2): SCPH-20401E,Monitor Cable Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) (with audio connectors): SCPH-10320E,DVD discs (2), containing Linux installation and run time discs,USB keyboard: SCPH-10240E, USB mouse: SCPH-10230E,Technical documentation and software manual. Here is the full document I have: SCEA Announce release of LINUX KIT (for PlayStation 2)
For Linux Community in Australia

Sydney - April 29, 2002 – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCEA) has announced it will release the Linux Kit (for PlayStation2) on 27th May 2002. The kit is targeted towards the Australian Linux community and will retail for $499.95 including GST and shipping Australia wide.

Since the launch of PlayStation 2, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has received numerous requests from members of the Linux community to enable Linux programs to run on PlayStation 2. In response to these requests, the Linux Beta Version Kit was made available to approximately 7,900 enthusiasts in Japan in July 2001. Worldwide requests for the Linux kit to be made available outside Japan have continued, and over 11,000 Linux users responded to an SCE online questionnaire saying that they would buy the kit if it were available. In response to this movement, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia will now release Linux (for PlayStation2) to support the Linux user community.

The Linux Kit (for PlayStation 2) comprises an internal 40 Gb Hard Disk Drive, a high-speed Network Adapter (10/100 BASE-T Ethernet), two Linux instalment discs (DVD-ROM), USB Mouse and Keyboard and a Monitor Cable Adaptor, with audio connectors, for display on computer monitors. A high-resolution computer display is assumed as the graphics output; standard output being XGA (1024 x 768 dots).

With this kit, users can not only run a wide variety of computer applications written for the Linux operating system, but can also create original programs and applications designed to run on Linux (for PlayStation 2).

A limited number of Linux (for PlayStation 2) units will be available to Australian consumers initially. To register an expression of interest call NCSS on 1300 365 911 or email [email][/email]. Once the kits have arrived (after May 27, 2002) you will be contacted to confirm your order and to process payment by Visa, Mastercard or Bankcard.

More details on the product, together with community based features, images and customer service details are available on SCEE’s technology site ([url]***********[/url]). A Linux for PlayStation 2 community website ([url][/url]) offers a place to interact with other users, a guide to the most frequently asked questions and the opportunity to host software and documentation projects.

With PlayStation 2, Sony Computer Entertainment will create and develop a new world of computer entertainment for the broadband era through the fusion of games, music, movies, broadcasting and publishing in Australia.

Linux Kit for PlayStation 2

Product Information

Product Name: Linux Kit (for PlayStation 2): LDTL-00004
Suggest Retail Price: $499.95 including GST & Shipping (within Australia)
Release Date: May 2002
Kit consists of: Network Adapter (10/100 BASE-T Ethernet): SCPH-10350E
40 Gb Internal Hard Disk Drive (for PlayStation2): SCPH-20401E
Monitor Cable Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) (with audio connectors): SCPH-10320E
DVD discs (2), containing Linux installation and run time discs,
USB keyboard: SCPH-10240E
USB mouse: SCPH-10230E
Technical documentation and software manual

Customer Service: [url]***********[/url]
Additional Information: [url]***********[/url]

For further information please contact:

Anne Carroll (
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia
Tel: 02 9324 9593

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation, PS one and PlayStation 2 software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. At the end of March 2002, over 36 million PlayStation units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 89.6 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of March 2002, 8.4 million PlayStation2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 28.5 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic product launches in history.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Australia
Responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®, PS one™ and PlayStation®2 software and hardware, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia was formed in 1995.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at [url]***********[/url] and [url]***********[/url]
Old Apr 30, 2002, 04:38 AM
Snoopn Snoopn is offline
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Smile nice

good stuff man..

looking forward
Old Apr 30, 2002, 06:08 AM
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Sounds great! Lookin forward to that!!

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