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  • Nintendo 64 Support Mailed In For The Linux 5.12 Kernel

    Phoronix: Nintendo 64 Support Mailed In For The Linux 5.12 Kernel

    As expected, the new port of the Linux kernel to the Nintendo 64 game console from the 90's is now being mainlined in 2021 with the Linux 5.12 kernel.....

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ntendo-64-MIPS

  • #2
    The Joe Biden effect.

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    • #3
      Itanium was born dead. The N64 will be around forever. Games consoles don’t die...

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      • #4
        It would be intresting to know if the Nintendo Switch Support is also coming to mainline now that everywhere we see android screenshots on that mobile console.
        The superior hardware would make it an intresting target.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
          Itanium was born dead. The N64 will be around forever. Games consoles don’t die...
          Nowadays, N64 lives more through emulators than the actual console. Just as well, since then you don't have to have a 3rd hand to play it.

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          • #6
            Cryptomining with a N64 cluster...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
              Nowadays, N64 lives more through emulators than the actual console. Just as well, since then you don't have to have a 3rd hand to play it.
              Man I loved that control paddle. The middle joystick was awesome for a number of games. Though there were a few games where the middle joystick felt awkward when you had to switch to the left side d-pad.

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              • #8
                Ha!

                I have to admire the moxie of some Linux developers

                Like others I question the viability of the N64 as an actual platform, but still, it's pretty cool.

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                • #9
                  The Apollo guidance computer had 32KB RAM and it got us on the Moon. I'm quite curious where the N64 will take us with that "abundance" of RAM.

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                  • #10
                    At least those maintaining the code don't have to worry about Spectre and Meltdown...

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