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    Linux game console beta opens, includes 100 test units

    Linux-based video game console EVO from Envizions is available for pre-order today. The system is based on a 2.4GHz Athlon 64x2 4850E+ CPU with 2GB of DDR2 expandable to 4GB, an ATI HD3200 graphics processor, a 120GB HDD, and other customizing options.

    Unfortunately, the company has rather messily publicized the console's pricing. The "Beta" version of EVO is listed on Envizions' site for $379 (Linux) and $479 (Windows), but is also listed as costing $799.99 for the EVO Smart Console HD (Vista), and $499.99 for the EVO Smart Console (Mirrors Evolution) on the console's dedicated site.

    According to the company's announcement on April 1, the consoles were listed as $279-$350 for resellers, OEMs and early adopters. The retail price, says the company, will be $379 after April 17.



    First, however, a beta program will make 100 consoles available for purchase, and the testing period will last until June 17. Games will be distributed as downloads and on SD cards for $19.95.

    In a similar state of preparedness, the Linux-based handheld Pandora has been making waves as it progresses through its stages of readiness. That $330 device has not yet reached the mass production phase, but it is nonetheless approaching. The group's "to-do list" puts several tasks in the range of one month for completion, but mass production and board testing will take several combined months.

    Source: The Linux-based EVO Smart Console is now available for testing, if you're lucky. | EVO Smart Console

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    this sounds like a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair906 View Post
    this sounds like a bad idea
    Games on linux sounds bad indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone.W.Machine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blair906 View Post
    this sounds like a bad idea
    Games on linux sounds bad indeed.
    I beg to differ.

    Linux would be an ideal platform for gaming if there weren't so many noobs.

    I played Cube on a Linux Distro/Windows and it ran flawlessly with Linux.

    On Windows I had to worry about SP's/Framework's and other MS bundled shit .

    The Linux kernel can run on anything really - PS2/3, iPhone, Xbox etc you don't see Windows on the PS2 or even Xbox and if you did manage good luck getting a decent GUI!

    Linux is the future, while MS is running the OS war so far, it's getting to the stage where their piracy combat methods are getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bone.W.Machine View Post
    Games on linux sounds bad indeed.
    I beg to differ.

    Linux would be an ideal platform for gaming if there weren't so many noobs.

    I played Cube on a Linux Distro/Windows and it ran flawlessly with Linux.

    On Windows I had to worry about SP's/Framework's and other MS bundled shit .

    The Linux kernel can run on anything really - PS2/3, iPhone, Xbox etc you don't see Windows on the PS2 or even Xbox and if you did manage good luck getting a decent GUI!

    Linux is the future, while MS is running the OS war so far, it's getting to the stage where their piracy combat methods are getting ridiculous.
    The future perhaps, but what about the present? Can you get the more resource eating games like Far Cry 2 and Crysis run perfectly in linux?
    I'm one of those linux noobs, and I've heard that linux doesn't have a 3D accelerating thing, is that true?

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    it has openGL, though nearly no one uses it.
    Microsoft's DX10 API is the king of the hill.

    gaming on linux is a LOL.

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    If you look at owners manual's for TV's and other electronic devices, you know what runs them? Linux...it doesn't display it, but if you look at the manual it's says powered by Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonsOfLiberty View Post
    If you look at owners manual's for TV's and other electronic devices, you know what runs them? Linux...it doesn't display it, but if you look at the manual it's says powered by Linux.
    I've never heard of that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SonsOfLiberty View Post
    If you look at owners manual's for TV's and other electronic devices, you know what runs them? Linux...it doesn't display it, but if you look at the manual it's says powered by Linux.
    I've never heard of that before.
    An example:

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4072801160.html

    http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/356287

    http://clumpc.com/?p=51
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    i prefer my popular ps3 no doubt...

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