No! Just no.

I was looking for my old penguin avatar and I came across this.

This is just sick and wrong.

Why take the trouble to stuff Linux in the Cube? And someone go get the PA comic now.

Aye aye.

Because they can.

I know! Let’s install Linux on my GBA! Or, no, even better, on a GERBIL! :smiley:

I don’t see whats wrong. I mean, its not like they are forcing you to do so or some crap. Good for them. Granted, the guys who did the linux on xbox and called up MS about how they did it was overboard, but whats wrong here?

It’s pointless, that’s what’s wrong. Fine, your fucking OS is good but why on earth do you have to shove it into a perfectly functional machine?

Well, GCs are $50 if you get a refurbished model, and they could make a nice, cheap server for a small webpage if you are crafty. I’m not doing it, and never intend too, but if someone else found a way to actually use it, whatever.

How do you shove anything onto a system with no disk? Just a question.

And SE, Nick, care to explain why this is so wrong to you? You can still play GC games on it, its not like it ruins your cube, and getting a full featured PC, a cool place to develope games on, a beowulf cluster, and a web server, for 50 bucks, sounds pretty bitchin’ to me.

Its cool how you seem to just randomly bash it without a reason D: Or how people complain about these topics being brought up, when most of the time it is by people who bring them up just to bash. D:

I don’t know whats worse: Countercultures, or counter-countercultures.

No problem. I’ll start with Linux on the XBOX. This was cool sicne it turned MS’s system into a good paltofrm for a competeting OS. This is just stupid since the GC can’t use all discs, it doesn’t have as much processing power, and most importantly it, it lacks the “in your face” aspect of the XBOX version. It is also pointless since it isn’t the full-featured PC you make it out to be. Also, it costs mroe than $50 dollars. For one, you need the keyboard and then the mouse which is probably more iddifult to get. A web server wouldn’t really possible sicne it lacks the memory. Finally, and probably most importantly, it is to show that despite having Linux on my laptop and loving it, I am not the Linux freak of yesterday.

Good points, but I figure that if for some reason a really cheap server is needed for a simple task (if you buy over nintendo’s phone, a remanufactured cube IS $50, check yourself), it would work. I see no need for it, and cant think of one, but I don’t see the need to get in a hissy fit over it.

As far as the ‘in your face’ aspect, I see it like such; nerds hate Microsoft. Nerds make linux xbox. Other nerds see a PC-oriented OS running on consoles and go “Hey, thats a neat idea! Lets try it on the others, as a challenge!” or some crap. I just fail to see what the hissy fit is over.

Also, it may not be, ahem, ‘shocking’ me because I heard of it a while back.

[QUOTE=IonMage]Good points, but I figure that if for some reason a really cheap server is needed for a simple task (if you buy over nintendo’s phone, a remanufactured cube IS $50, check yourself), it would work. I see no need for it, and cant think of one, but I don’t see the need to get in a hissy fit over it.[\QUOTE]

I’m not throwing a hissy fit over this. I was just showing you guys.

Same here, I’m not “throwing a hissy fit” over this, I’m just saying that this is really pointless for the same reasons Info listed above.

And do I really sound so hysterical? Because this isn’t the first time someone mistook my “Dude that’s stupid” for “YOUAREFUCKINGMORONTHEWORLDISGOINGTOENDBECAUESOFYOUSUXXORSSKFJNHGNKMUGKUU!!!”

You did say “this is just sick and wrong” after a topic title of “No! Just no.”, indicating something otherwise disgusting. I was almost expecting it too be some kind of penguin porn or something because of that. This is hardly even something worth making a topic over anyways (unless you’re on a Linux forum or somesuch)

You weren’t here during the two/three weeks Wertigon went nuts for anything Linux related, were you?

What does Wert have to do with this? Linux, thats it, but hes not posting anything on this, and had nothing to do with this. Whats the relation? Sounds like mere counter-counterculturalism to me.

Waaaait a sec, I just explained that I didn’t go on a flaming rampage and this is no counter-culture crap or anything like that; I’m sure now, you are taking comments out of proportion.

And I meant two things:
A) It’s not weird to see threads regarding random subjects here, and Linux is not an uncommon one (We had about three threads per week during Wert’s rage).
B) What’s weird about seeing a thread regarding a video game console and PC software on a gasp gaming forum?

This is mildly interesting to me, at least. Maybe next summer I’ll try it. It may not be very practical, but then, neither are most video games. As long as it’s fun to do, who cares?

My problem was with how its being made out by info as the devil incarnate, at least as far as his initial post goes. You, Seraph, are alright, most of my comments are directed at info. A little at you, but not as much. And I still fail to see why you have to bash this because of Wert… just because he went on a rampage, all things Linux are bad?