PlayStation becomes PC



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1 April 2005 | 0

It’s not unknown for old hardware to learn new tricks, and Blokman Trading, of the Czech Republic, has devised one or two things to that old reliable, the PlayStation One. 

If you don’t feel like throwing out your PS One just yet, you can convert it into a basic computer. All the hardware essentials are there: it has a data device in the form of a CD ROM drive, memory and even connectivity ports. 

Blokman’s software, Runix, installs the Linux operating system on the PS One, turning it into a functioning computer. Keyboard and mouse peripherals already exist for the PSX, which Runix supports, and Blokman are working on other peripherals such as a hard drive. Runix is on sale in Japan, and only works with Japanese consoles for the moment.




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