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Linux Live CD for the Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wii_Rulez, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    A Linux Live CD is in development for the Nintendo Wii
    For those who don’t know a Linux Live CD is a full Linux OS that boots off of the CD into memory without the need to install anything.You simply stick the disc into the disc drive and it will fully boot into an OS capable of internet browsing, movie playback, games, etc. Any Wii should work with it.
    A video of what it should look like/Source
     
  2. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Anything for the Wii is good for me :) sounds good :) props man
     
  3. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    That's gonna be really slow though. :p
    Awesome though. I probably won't download it though.
     
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    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    OMG! I just told my dad and we WENT CRAZY! WOW, i've never seen him so psyched or happy for the Wii ever! So am i! Omg omg omg.....
     
  5. itzzbalaez

    itzzbalaez WiiChat Member

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    What the heck is linux and what does it do?
     
  6. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    If you read the post you would have seen
     
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    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    if you don't know what linux is your should probly shoot your self in the arm with that paintball gun in your closet or go on wikipedia.org and type in linux
     
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    if it boots without a mod chip, thats awesome. Im not so much interested in the wii as a pc, but I hope this means added dvd support, that nintendo wont add because of economic politics with the owners of dvd regain codes. . Also this may let people play jap games.
     
  9. itzzbalaez

    itzzbalaez WiiChat Member

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    I just did both of those, and I still don't know what it does. I really don't get how you could have a operating system on a Wii. How would you have a mouse, how would you install things, etc. I'm a noob at it, I know. So who ever is going to try and flame, get over it.
     
  10. vagrant

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    Hopefully it won't be some crappy distro like mandrake move.

    Then again I have a computer for linux.
     
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    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    And don't forget about the web browser!! No need to buy opera...... for those cheap bastards like me
     
  12. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    Opera Browser is free for download until June of 07.
     
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    Ewww I just saw the video it is using Mandriva :(. At least it's using KDE I guess.
     
  14. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    And it's even KDE based!!!
     
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    Even though Linux rules like a 13 year-old at spelling (sarcastic counter-example, I actually love Linux), simply running Linux won't provide DVD playback or japanese support, that would require a hardware upgrade and a mod chip, respectively.
    Linux is an operating system, like Windows or Mac OS X.
     
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    tuned 11.19.06

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    Interesting... I'd love to try something like this out... and considering they're making it so simple with no installs required (or mod chips... yet) it makes it even more interesting! Keep us updated! :)
     
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    There has been live os cds for years.
     
  18. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    Linux runs fine on the Xbox 1 so I don't see why not on the Wii. Even better, install Xwine(windows emulator) and play older PC games on your Wii. It's crazy how people can play Diablo 2, StarCraft and even Quake 3 online on their Xbox.
     
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    Linux is for nerds. But this sounds pretty cool. An OS on the Wii is pretty damn sweet even if it is the ultra nerdy Linux.
     
  20. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    Leave.
     

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