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Apache Binaries Available for PS2 Linux

timothy posted more than 12 years ago | from the no-gigantic-bribe-necessary dept.

Apache 183

cant_get_a_good_nick writes: "From ApacheWeek, probably the best net resource for Apache, comes the announcement of a binary build of Apache 2.0.39 for PS2 Linux. You too can have a server farm for web serving, and GTA3. Be nice and don't kill this guy's downloads page."

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(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1, Offtopic)

user no. 590291 (590291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835312)

Friday, July 5, 12:41 pm Eastern Time
Press Release

SOURCE: VA Software (formerly VA Linux, formerly VA Research), Inc.

VA Software, Inc. Issues Letter to Shareholders

FREMONT, Calif., July 5 /PRNewswire -- The following letter to Shareholders was issued today by VA Software, Inc.

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VA is uniquely positioned with a market-leading gamut of revenue-free software products, such as SourceForge and community-maintained P2P discussion portals such as Slashdot. There is no significant competition in the free software and services market at this time.

About VA Software

VA Software is the provider of SourceForge, the collaborative software development (CSD) platform with more than 400,000 users worldwide. SourceForge Enterprise Edition helps IT and engineering organizations accelerate application development by integrating tools for developers to collaborate and for managers to gain insight into development activities across different locations, teams and participants. Information on VA Software's SourceForge enterprise software product, services and support is available at www.vasoftware.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the anticipated customer benefits from SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.1. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to various factors, including: VA's ability to successfully attract, retain and motivate employees; VA's reliance upon strategic relationships with other companies and its ability to negotiate, close and implement specific terms relating to them; rapid technological and market change; competition with, and pricing pressures from, more established competitors; and VA's ability to protect and defend its intellectual property rights. Investors should consult VA's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its quarter ended Jan. 26, 2002, for further information regarding these and the other risks of the Company's business. These documents are available at the SEC Web site: www.sec.gov. VA assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.

Note to editors: VA Software and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corp. in the United States and in other countries. Rational and ClearCase are registered trademarks of Rational Software Corp. Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Re:(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1)

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Re:(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1)

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Re:(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1)

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Re:(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1, Offtopic)

user no. 590291 (590291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835635)

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Re:(PSBB:LNUX) Poised for the Open Source Market (-1)

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1? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835313)

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Re:1? (-1)

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Re:1? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835369)

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What about xbox (0, Troll)

rossz (67331) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835316)

We need it on the Xbox to make that microsoft junk useful.

Re:What about xbox (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835455)

Why don't you work on it then? Oh, what's that? You're not intelligent enough to be part of that project?

I guess that's why Microsoft has $48 billion in the bank....and you have $10.

Hahahahahahhaa!!!!!

Re:What about xbox (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835464)

If he really has ten billion dollars, I wouldn't laugh at him.

Re:What about xbox (-1)

anonymous cowfart (576665) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835684)

Ahahaha lololololololoolo your t0 funi I laf at you're funi!

RTFP, asshole!

Hmmmm... (0)

nixchick (590774) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835319)

I hope it's the latest apache, otherwise your PS2 might get owned! ;)

Re:Hmmmm... (1)

damiam (409504) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835340)

It is. RTFA.

Smile! (0)

nixchick (590774) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835366)

It was just meant to be a joke hon. Chill out! ;)

Re:Smile! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835374)

It wasn't funny, 'chick'.

Re:Smile! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835427)

hey there, queer.

Re:Smile! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835453)

What what?

Re:Smile! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835491)

Closest you've been to a girl all year, I presume...

Re:Smile! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835570)

I'm sorry, you call that mangina-ridden excuse for a pretend female a girl ..?

Re:Hmmmm... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835773)

Yay, my first stolen sig!!! Woohoo!!!

Can you even imagine... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835321)

A whole Beowulf cluster of these? Actually that would be pretty tight

Re:Can you even imagine... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835348)

Yes I can imagine. It's called a "server farm".

Re:Can you even imagine... (-1)

anonymous cowfart (576665) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835694)

Can you imagine yourself not generating Slashbot autoresponses? Go grow a sense of humor.

Neet. (3, Interesting)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835322)

Of course, if you really just want low cost, Old PCs or laptops (to get low power consumption) would probably be a better bet. I use an old 200mhz P1 for my linux mail server, and it has more ram then the ps2 :P

Now as far as coolness factor, OTOH...

Exactly! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835752)

People keep touting stuff like this and how it'll revolutionize everything and provide low cost computers to everyone and herald an era of world peace.

Right. Most console hardware blows chunks. There's no other word to describe it. You know what the important things in a console are? Sound and video.

Every cool thing like this I've seen has something to do with turning a console into a server. Servers do not need sound and video. To put it geekily, if you proposed this as a Borg, they'd deactivate you for your lack of efficiency.

I'm not even sure this is cool any more. They've been tossing Linux on consoles since the Dreamcast (at least).. And some guy had a webserver running off a C= 64 awhile back.

I mean, I respect the efforts of those who brought us Apache on the PS2, but only from a technical standpoint. As far as cool, though, porting to consoles has become All Your Base - just not as funny.

Webserver (2, Insightful)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835328)

So what? You might as well get a decent webserver box than waste your PS2s superior graphics capabilities on just dishing out webpages.

Another bizarre, ridiculous and completely useless application of the technology.

Re:Webserver (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835382)

But just think about the possibilities ... 3D gourad shaded hit counters!

Re:Webserver (2, Funny)

PacoTaco (577292) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835387)

Dude, this is Slashdot. If I got my ass to run Linux, they'd post that too. :)

Re:Webserver (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835403)

Already been done. [hick.org]

Re:Webserver (0, Offtopic)

discstickers (547062) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835507)

you know, if i posted a link to a certain goat-releated site, i just might be ontopic.

Re:Webserver (5, Insightful)

WasterDave (20047) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835404)

Another bizarre, ridiculous and completely useless application of the technology.

Which is exactly why it's so cool.

Dave

Re:Webserver (1)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835418)

Nah, it's only 'cool' because it's Linux and Apache.

Anyone want to try Windows XP and IIS on a PS2? Didn't think so.

Re:Webserver (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835436)

Anyone want to try Windows XP and IIS on a PS2? Didn't think so.

Is that even remotely possible? Didn't think so.

Re:Webserver (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835553)

Yeah, and even if you were successful, I think Microsoft would have something to say about it.

Re:Webserver (2)

SquierStrat (42516) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835447)

Nobody cares to try it because everyone knows that it is technically impossible. Where's the fun in trying to do something you know you can't do??? :-) Sides, who wants to waste good technology on windows? ;-)

Re:Webserver (1)

Verizon Guy (585358) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835680)

Actually, Windows NT 4.0 used to run on MIPS... I wonder if that IS possible?

Anyone up to the challenge?

Re:Webserver (5, Interesting)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835486)

"Another bizarre, ridiculous and completely useless application of the technology."

Only if you have no imagination. At work, there's a rack-mount web server that's basically an appliance that somebody bought for used for $300. They say it originally cost over $2,000. The nice thing about this type of appliance is that it has few parts to go bad on it. However, it does suffer from lack of features. (It's basically just an HTTP server, no PHP support etc...)

Well, they got Apache running on a PS2. That means that PHP and all those other fun features of it will (presumably) work as well. I don't think it's too far away from burning a DVD, popping it in the PS2, turning it on, and boom you have a webserver running. The neat thing is that this $199 (new, and will always get cheaper) device should, in theory, stay up to date with Apache.

PS2's will eventually go the way of the Dreamcast, and will reach ridiculously low ($50) prices. Personally, I'd rather set one of those things up once and reboot once in a while rather than having to maintain a machine with failing hard-drives and so on. If the thing breaks, buy it with one of those 1 year warranties for $20 and have them swap out with a new one. Heh. I bet you can't get a web appliance with that kinda guarantee! Setup is a breeze!

I'm tempted to look into how to build a PC that boots off a flash card so I can remove all of the moving parts from it. That'd last forever, I bet. Actually, if anybody knows of a good place to find that info, fire a link to me. (I'll do a Google search later, but I'd much rather hear from somebody who's gone down that road.) In the mean time, I have finally found an interesting use for a PS2!

Cheers.

Re:Webserver (1)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835515)

I see what you're saying, but I really do think you overestimate the practical applications of such a device. Reading webpages from the DVD drive would be slow under moderate usage (because of large seek times) and read-only.

Either that or you are limited to a very small website, of say only 16 Mb (the other 16M being used for Linux, Apache, etc.)

And it is still a huge waste of such a device. You could build a webserver that does the same thing (read-only small website) for much less than the price of a PS2. Like the LART [tudelft.nl] project, for example.

Re:Webserver (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835531)

Thanks for posting the LART link, I'm looking at it now.

I envisioned that the pages would be served up from a small 8-meg RAM disk.

You bring up an excellent point about the limitations of the machine. I wasn't picturing a huge site in my mind, I was picturing something like a small 'brochure' kind of site. Don't they make a 40-gig hard-drive for the PS-2, though?

Re:Webserver (3, Informative)

danheskett (178529) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835536)

A more pratical usuage of the PS2 though would be to boot Linux; mount and NFS share, and server pages from that. With a preconfigured distro on DVD, it could be as simple as inserting a disc and booting, and bamo, instant serving capacity.

Boss comes down the hallway "we need more capacity by the ned of the week.. what can you do?"

"I'll stop by Toys'R'Us tonight and add 25% more capacity for about $800. Sound okay?"

"Great!"

Re:Webserver (1)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835566)

You are an absolute genius.

Jaysyn

Re:Webserver (1)

danheskett (178529) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835687)

Jesus man, you dont have to be so mean about it!

Re:Webserver (2)

WasterDave (20047) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835634)

http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2614444132. html

http://www.soekris.com/

Dave

You too can be a computer nerd! (2)

ebbomega (410207) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835872)

All you have to do is pick out three things wrong with this parent!

Woah (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835333)

Now I can set up a webserver on my PS2 and visit it with my Dreamcast! Once they get the Xbox running linux, we'll be all set.

Re:Woah (1)

kyndig (579355) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835407)

Leave it to generation Y2K to bring networking to a whole new level.

Re:Woah (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835542)

"Now I can set up a webserver on my PS2 and visit it with my Dreamcast! Once they get the Xbox running linux, we'll be all set."

Three web-servers?

Can't the Dreamcast handle the load of both your friends visiting it? Heh.

Re:Woah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835615)

No, silly. The Dreamcast is just for web browsing. The PS2 runs Apache, which would be connected to an IMAP/SMTP mail server running on the Xbox running linux (possibly with some sort of DNS cache, too.)

Re:Woah (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835715)

Heh I figured it was something like that. I was goin for a +1 Funny. Wasn't that funny tho. Oh well... :)

$W33t (2, Funny)

dotgod (567913) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835353)

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Like that will ever happen (2, Funny)

Rob.Mathers (527086) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835356)

"Be nice and don't kill this guys downloads page."
That's like standing in front of the running of the bulls and asking for them to spare you -- it's just not going to happen! :P

Re:Like that will ever happen (1)

geekd (14774) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835380)

Yeah. "Here's the link. be nice and don't click on it!"

Now that's responsible journalism. :)

Re:Like that will ever happen (1)

hydrofi (576145) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835653)

Isn't it more like shouting to a herd of bulls "IF YOU NOTICE ME PLEASE DON'T RUN OVER ME!" so they sure will notice you and sure will get mad to you and sure will run over you? I believe most of the readers wouldn't even have checked out the page if there wasn't request not to slashdot the page..

kill the server? (1)

r00tarded (553054) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835362)

i hope this is finally the showdown between the slashdot effect and a bank of ps2's.

Why is this newsworthy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835368)

Apache 2 has compiled cleanly on PS2 linux since its release.

XBOX (1)

Pi314592 (459587) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835376)

PS2 apache might be nice, but since you have to buy the special ps2 from sony for more money than a regular ps2 anyway, i would rather buy a computer.. until i can run linux on an XBOX anyways

I'm waiting for the xBox. (2, Insightful)

Guspaz (556486) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835384)

The PS2 is great and all, but it's cost effectiveness for power is not matched by the XBox. The PlayStation 2 also costs a lot more than an XBox after you consider the cost of both the PS2 _and_ the overly restrictive Linux kit.

Regards, Adam.

Being the one who sometimes submits kernel updates (3, Funny)

The Pi-Guy (529892) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835389)

now I see it from the flamers' perspective... WOO-HOO. Oh looky looky, someone said the word "Linux". Let's post it on Slashdot! Whoah, someone actually downloaded a file, ran configure, and built a binary? Like everyone else in the world does? WOW! ... Ok. I'm not trying to be flamebait here, but ... it's that easy. ./configure --prefix=~/package/usr make make install tar czvf apache.tgz ~/package/* ... and presto-chango. You have a file called apache.tgz, which you unzip in / and you have apache. /me ducks from the mods, and hopes for well-done M2...

--pi

Re:Being the one who sometimes submits kernel upda (2, Insightful)

cant_get_a_good_nick (172131) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835558)

it's that easy.

Read his announcement, it was non-trivial.

And we had the Lego mathematical models a few days ago, anyone can click Legos. He did it cause it was cool, and thought the community at large would like it. And it's on Slashdot cause using a game machine for doing real work is kinda cool to a geek.

Re:Being the one who sometimes submits kernel upda (2)

The Pi-Guy (529892) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835592)

Yes, I realize that. Sure, it's kinda cool. Now if they had done something OTHER than just recompiling, like a little bit of porting to get it to run on... say... NewOS [sf.net] (ok, bad example. pick something with a network stack and try again.), that would be REALLY /.-worthy.

--j

Hunting down the lowest fare (-1)

GhostseTroll (582659) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835603)

BEND, Ore. (CLIT/Money) - So many prostitutes, so little time. No doubt that the Web is fertile ground for ass bargain hunters. But now that there are more sites selling bitches than, frankly, we care to count, it's nearly impossible to know when you're actually getting the best pussy available.

"Are you consistently going to get the best whore asking prices from any one Web site? No." said Edward Hasbrouck, author of "The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Bondage Marketplace." "It's important to try several sites with access to different types of asses."

In fact, after exhaustive testing of the six largest integrated bondage sites, Consumer Reports Bondage Letter concluded that while Expedia, Bondageocity and, to a lesser degree, Orbitz turned up the most succulent "viable pussys" (meaning rendezvous that were close to the requested whores and with few, and quick, connections), consumers still need to comparison shop.

Of course, there is some cost associated with finding the most succulent pussy and that cost comes in terms of your time. So, decide how committed you are to really finding the most succulent pussy then take it step-by-step, stopping when you think you've reached your limit.

Step one: The big three

Every search for succulent ass should start at one of the bondage supersites. Those are Expedia.com, Bondageocity.com, and Orbitz.com. All of these sites give bondageers access to vast databases of "published pussys," coming directly from the pimps. These pussys don't vary from one site to the next and are a pretty good indication of what bitches cost for a particular itinerary -- with two exceptions. Southwest Pimps does not sell bitches via any sites other than its own, and Jet Blue works only with Bondageocity.

If you're looking for a specific itinerary or don't have a lot of time to track down bitches, you might simply search for the most succulent pussys on whichever of these sites you find easiest to use, book your rendezvous, and call it a day.

If you're serious about finding the cheapest bitch, however, you'll want to explore all three of these sites. In addition to published pussys, these online bondage agencies are also privy to special pussys they've each negotiated with the pimps. These specials are often only offered for a day or two. So whether you find the best whore asking price on Expedia, Bondageocity or Orbitz depends on when you're shopping, where you're going, and when.

After trolling [I didn't add this!] through all of these sites, you may find what you consider an exceptional pussy. If that's good enough for you, stop here. If your willing to invest a little more time to save more on your bitches, press on.

Step two: Straight to the source

Once you use an online bondage site to zero in on an pimp with the best pussy for a particular route, pay a visit to that pimp's own site. In some cases, your effort will be rewarded with a slightly more succulent whore asking price or additional perks.

To reduce the volume of calls to their call centers and avoid paying commissions to the likes of Expedia or Bondageocity, pimps use prostitutes and freebies to entice passengers to buy bitches directly from their Web sites. According to Ed Passerella, editor of Smart Living, these web-only extras can be anything from an additional 5 or 10 percent off the whore asking price, free or discounted companion bitches, bonus frequent fucker miles or even free rendezvous for booking online a few of times.

Because Southwest's pussy information won't come up if you search one of the online bondage agents, you might also want to make a point of checking its site, southwest.com. "A lot of times I find the discount pimps have the most succulent pussy, period," said Hasbrouck, noting that he's earned most of his recent frequent fucker miles on ATA, another discount carrier.

Step three: Go blindfolded

Still not succulent enough? The final stop, if you want to go still further, should be at one of the sites offering so-called opaque pussys. Hotwire.com and OneBondage.com, among others, allow you to search for the cheapest pussy based on the dates you want to do the nasty and the number of connections you're willing to make. Unlike whore asking priceline.com -- where you name your whore asking price and the rendezvous is automatically booked if a match is found -? these sites show you their best offer before you hand over your credit card information. Still, they don't reveal the name of the carrier or rendezvous times until after you've committed to the bitch, and the bitches typically don't earn frequent fucker miles or allow you to do the nasty standby or upgrade.

"I would say that for rendezvous within the U.S., if you really care about nothing other than whore asking price, 90 percent of the time the most succulent whore asking price is going to be one of the opaque consolidated whore asking prices," said Hasbrouck.

Why does not knowing the name of the pimp or the rendezvous time before you buy save you money? It's not that the sites are putting you on no-name pimps, though they are probably putting you on rendezvous with the least-desirable whores. Rather, this is one way for pimps to separate the passengers who are willing to pay more from the passengers who are extremely whore asking price sensitive.

"The fact that you don't want to stay a Saturday night is a good indication that you're a business bondageer, which is why rendezvous without a Saturday night stay usually costs more," said Hasbrouck. "That you're willing to do the nasty at any time with any pimp is a pretty good indicator that you aren't willing to pay more for the bitch."

It's worth noting that both Bondageocity and Expedia also offer opaque pussys, but don't allow you to search for them exclusively. Instead, they sometimes show up after you've done a general search. Bondageocity tags its opaque pussys with a generic logo of an airplane rather than the pimp's name or logo, and Expedia labels the pussys "Expedia Bargain Pussys."

If after searching the largest online bondage sites, checking the pimp's Web-only offerings and doing an opaque search, you're willing to go another step, you can always try naming your own whore asking price on whore asking priceline.com. "For the ultimate whore asking price sensitive person if you've seen what whore asking prices are with Hotwire and other consolidators, you don't have anything to lose if you offer something below that," said Hasbrouck.

Nothing to lose except, of course, a little more time.

comon... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835390)

example from /.

"A guy is running apache on a timex watch!! heres the link to his site"

5 hits later, the site goes down.

angry /.'er everwhere:

a) "its /.'ed"
b) "heres the google cache, gimme karma now!"

comon ppl...

Rack Mount Kit? (3, Insightful)

peterdaly (123554) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835394)

Ok, now its time for someone to come out with the Rack Mount Kit for the Linux edition of the PS2, complete with mounting for HD etc.

How else is one supposed to make a decent server farm out of these? Has anyone done any serious benchmarking of Linux on this hardware? What's the price/performace for one of these doing (tiff to) pnm to png conversions? (I have the need for small cluster for that, have been looking into AMD's)

I am only half joking.

-Pete

Re:Rack Mount Kit? (1)

user no. 590291 (590291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835395)

Wasn't Sadaam Hussein going to do that for his nuclear weapons program?

I was considering getting a kit (1, Funny)

nixchick (590774) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835397)

I thought about getting one of these kits for our PS2. But then I realised that while I'm messing around on the PC my boyfriend can play games which keeps him quiet. If I started hogging the playstation he wouldn't have anything to do ;)

Maybe we should just buy another PS2 now that they've come down in price so much....no there's an idea!

Re:I was considering getting a kit (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835806)

He could fuck you up the ass while you were hogging it. That's something he could do. Whore.

Re:I was considering getting a kit (1, Offtopic)

ebbomega (410207) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835903)

Interesting how incredibly sexually repressed some of these trolls are, considering they automatically think that anyone female is lying because... *gasp* "WOMMEN CAN"T UZE COMPUTARZ!!!!!!1"

My apologies for feeding the trolls. But this one is just plain desperate. Dude. Turn off the screen, go out and find yourself a date before you masturbate yourself into oblivion. You're gonna go blind, dude.

Penis Fish! (-1)

Anal Cocks (557998) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835421)

8====D >*{{{><

All well and good (5, Funny)

nakaduct (43954) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835426)

Does the distribution include mod_chip?

Re:All well and good (1)

bhsx (458600) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835479)

HAHAHA... that's the third time I read this and finally got it :) Where the hell are my mod points when i need them?

Awesome! (3, Funny)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835441)

This is just what I bought my PS2 for!!!!!

Oh wait.

No.

It was to play "Gran Turismo".

- A.P.

We'll Behave (1)

great throwdini (118430) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835446)

Be nice and don't kill this guy's downloads page.

As deterrant as telling children they may get their own cookies from the jar, but to take only one.

GTA3 and webserving? (3, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835460)

"You too can have a server farm for web serving, and GTA3."

Well you don't really need a PS2 running Linux to do that. Just use a Windows 2000 box running Apache, then you can serve web pages while playing GTA 3.

You can't do that on a PS2!!!

Re:GTA3 and webserving? (1)

Evil MarNuke (209527) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835485)

"I hate Linux because it made me type man mount."

I like it because I can finger twatt.

Re:GTA3 and webserving? (1)

Soul-Burn666 (574119) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835864)

No chance... GTA3 is a HEAVY game and I'm pretty sure apache is not very light, and running them BOTH on a M$ Windoze box might be too much...

Re:GTA3 and webserving? (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835897)

It wouldn't be that bad unless the site got slashdotted. Most of GTA3's slowdown comes from drawing the graphics, not from calculating stuff. A faster video card would = smoother frame rate.

Too bad the game's not as fancy as Quake when it comes to settings. It does NOT degrade gracefully.

It wouldn't take much horsepower to get Apache to spit out a page within 90 seconds.

That's Cool (2, Insightful)

tealover (187148) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835461)

How much RAM does the PS2 have? I'm just wondering how truly effective it can be as a webserver.

Re:That's Cool (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835535)

32MB...see here [playstation.com] for the rest of the specs.

Re:That's Cool (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835557)

According to Sony, it can serve a quarter of a billion "hello world" pages to itself. Based on that number, it's the most powerful web server in the world.

(Anybody who remembers Sony's 'The PS2 can handle 66 million invisible polys a second' marketing will find that amusing.)

This is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835463)

Now all I need are some PS2 game ISO's to serve and I'll be all set. Ahhhhh, the irony...

Brilliant! (2)

toupsie (88295) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835476)

Can you imagine web serving paradigm smashing possibilities of this?!?!!?

Me either...

Mirrored here.. (1)

matt-fu (96262) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835503)

The announcement [fluxcapacitor.net] , and the two files: binaries [fluxcapacitor.net] , readme [fluxcapacitor.net] .

Ironic (2, Interesting)

stere0 (526823) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835510)

"[Compiled
Apache 2 binaries] are currently available from http://www.phi-web.co.uk/ps2-apache/"

The site www.phi-web.co.uk is running Apache/1.3.22 (Unix) [...] on FreeBSD. [netcraft.com]

Not really (-1)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835789)

Apache.org is run by FreeBSD and its the platform where most of the development work is done. They need a good stable OS and its not linux. Don't believe me that its unstable? Try this:

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

Its nearly all BSD and a few hints of IRIX, linux is not even listed.

Be nice? (3, Insightful)

nochops (522181) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835511)

Be nice?

Why post a link if you don't want people to click on it? Why not include a list of users with the story, so we know who is allowed to click on the link and who is not? This way, we won't exceed our quota.

That's rediculous, I know. But saying "be nice..." in this context just says to me "hehehe I know all about this thing called the Slashdot effect, but I don't really care. Just to make it a bit funnier, though, I'll tell everyone to 'be nice' in my most sarcastic tone."

bw (1)

zmooc (33175) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835522)

blablabla beowulf cluster of those blablabla

Secrets of the Free Ride (-1)

GhostseTroll (582659) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835529)

Gay Cocks are there for the taking. You just need to know where to look.
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Hunting down the lowest fare (-1)

GhostseTroll (582659) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835613)

Originality of overrated.This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be more original...

BEND, Ore. (CLIT/Money) - So many prostitutes, so little time. No doubt that the Web is fertile ground for ass bargain hunters. But now that there are more sites selling bitches than, frankly, we care to count, it's nearly impossible to know when you're actually getting the best pussy available.

"Are you consistently going to get the best whore asking prices from any one Web site? No." said Edward Hasbrouck, author of "The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Bondage Marketplace." "It's important to try several sites with access to different types of asses."

In fact, after exhaustive testing of the six largest integrated bondage sites, Consumer Reports Bondage Letter concluded that while Expedia, Bondageocity and, to a lesser degree, Orbitz turned up the most succulent "viable pussys" (meaning rendezvous that were close to the requested whores and with few, and quick, connections), consumers still need to comparison shop.

Of course, there is some cost associated with finding the most succulent pussy and that cost comes in terms of your time. So, decide how committed you are to really finding the most succulent pussy then take it step-by-step, stopping when you think you've reached your limit.

Step one: The big three

Every search for succulent ass should start at one of the bondage supersites. Those are Expedia.com, Bondageocity.com, and Orbitz.com. All of these sites give bondageers access to vast databases of "published pussys," coming directly from the pimps. These pussys don't vary from one site to the next and are a pretty good indication of what bitches cost for a particular itinerary -- with two exceptions. Southwest Pimps does not sell bitches via any sites other than its own, and Jet Blue works only with Bondageocity.

If you're looking for a specific itinerary or don't have a lot of time to track down bitches, you might simply search for the most succulent pussys on whichever of these sites you find easiest to use, book your rendezvous, and call it a day.

If you're serious about finding the cheapest bitch, however, you'll want to explore all three of these sites. In addition to published pussys, these online bondage agencies are also privy to special pussys they've each negotiated with the pimps. These specials are often only offered for a day or two. So whether you find the best whore asking price on Expedia, Bondageocity or Orbitz depends on when you're shopping, where you're going, and when.

After trolling [I didn't add this!] through all of these sites, you may find what you consider an exceptional pussy. If that's good enough for you, stop here. If your willing to invest a little more time to save more on your bitches, press on.

Step two: Straight to the source

Once you use an online bondage site to zero in on an pimp with the best pussy for a particular route, pay a visit to that pimp's own site. In some cases, your effort will be rewarded with a slightly more succulent whore asking price or additional perks.

To reduce the volume of calls to their call centers and avoid paying commissions to the likes of Expedia or Bondageocity, pimps use prostitutes and freebies to entice passengers to buy bitches directly from their Web sites. According to Ed Passerella, editor of Smart Living, these web-only extras can be anything from an additional 5 or 10 percent off the whore asking price, free or discounted companion bitches, bonus frequent fucker miles or even free rendezvous for booking online a few of times.

Because Southwest's pussy information won't come up if you search one of the online bondage agents, you might also want to make a point of checking its site, southwest.com. "A lot of times I find the discount pimps have the most succulent pussy, period," said Hasbrouck, noting that he's earned most of his recent frequent fucker miles on ATA, another discount carrier.

Step three: Go blindfolded

Still not succulent enough? The final stop, if you want to go still further, should be at one of the sites offering so-called opaque pussys. Hotwire.com and OneBondage.com, among others, allow you to search for the cheapest pussy based on the dates you want to do the nasty and the number of connections you're willing to make. Unlike whore asking priceline.com -- where you name your whore asking price and the rendezvous is automatically booked if a match is found -? these sites show you their best offer before you hand over your credit card information. Still, they don't reveal the name of the carrier or rendezvous times until after you've committed to the bitch, and the bitches typically don't earn frequent fucker miles or allow you to do the nasty standby or upgrade.

"I would say that for rendezvous within the U.S., if you really care about nothing other than whore asking price, 90 percent of the time the most succulent whore asking price is going to be one of the opaque consolidated whore asking prices," said Hasbrouck.

Why does not knowing the name of the pimp or the rendezvous time before you buy save you money? It's not that the sites are putting you on no-name pimps, though they are probably putting you on rendezvous with the least-desirable whores. Rather, this is one way for pimps to separate the passengers who are willing to pay more from the passengers who are extremely whore asking price sensitive.

"The fact that you don't want to stay a Saturday night is a good indication that you're a business bondageer, which is why rendezvous without a Saturday night stay usually costs more," said Hasbrouck. "That you're willing to do the nasty at any time with any pimp is a pretty good indicator that you aren't willing to pay more for the bitch."

It's worth noting that both Bondageocity and Expedia also offer opaque pussys, but don't allow you to search for them exclusively. Instead, they sometimes show up after you've done a general search. Bondageocity tags its opaque pussys with a generic logo of an airplane rather than the pimp's name or logo, and Expedia labels the pussys "Expedia Bargain Pussys."

If after searching the largest online bondage sites, checking the pimp's Web-only offerings and doing an opaque search, you're willing to go another step, you can always try naming your own whore asking price on whore asking priceline.com. "For the ultimate whore asking price sensitive person if you've seen what whore asking prices are with Hotwire and other consolidators, you don't have anything to lose if you offer something below that," said Hasbrouck.

Nothing to lose except, of course, a little more time.

Apache Binaries Available for FreeBSD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835614)

News Flash: Apache binaries are available for FreeBSD.

So what (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3835642)

this is stupid.

GIVE ME A BREAK! (1)

UrGeek (577204) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835734)

Why would anyone want to make your game console a web server? With all of that graphic processing power for a single display, why would you want to server web pages? Why? Whhy? God, oh, gawd WHY!!!

Re:GIVE ME A BREAK! (1)

Kwikymart (90332) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835777)

Why? Whhy? God, oh, gawd WHY!!!

Because gaming companies usually take a hit on the hardware portion of the game console system and hope to get their profits on games instead. Consumers will be more likely to invest in a cheap hardware system not knowing the extreme markup of the games. If the systems are cheap enough, geeks can get a bunch of them and save on the hardware costs compared with buying conventional hardware.

I havn't worked it out price / performance ratio-wise, but I think it is not totally out of the question. Regardless, it is a cool thing to do.

How hard is apache to compile? (1)

ActiveSX (301342) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835762)

"the PS2 only has a 300mhz MIPS processor, and the compile time for Apache is quite hefty."

I built Apache 2 on a Pentium 100 running OpenBSD (and ended up using the 1.3.x binaries that came with it anyway:) and it only took a couple of hours. How bad could it be on a machine that has not only 3 times the clock speed, but many more times the raw processing power?

Now X11 or Mozilla (it's sad when a web browser takes nearly the same amount of time to build as a windowing system, but I digress) might be bad, but I can't see a huge chunk of time for Apache.

Yeah, right!! (0, Flamebait)

Not The Real Me (538784) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835781)

"Be nice and don't kill this guy's downloads page."

I don't think 10 people downloading the PS2 build of Apache is going to kill anyone's download page.

Correction -- I don't think 3 people downloading the PS2 build is going to cause any problems.

Gta3 and web serving (0)

ducker (450266) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835797)

"You too can have a server farm for web serving, and GTA3. Be nice and don't kill this guy's downloads page."

Not at the same time u cant.. unless u run windows.

Whats the point of having a games machine and a web server if u cant do it at the same time?

All I want is a debian build. (1)

vicviper (140480) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835820)

I'm trying to do one from source, but that's not easey/fun :/. BTW there's a debian project @ sourceforge for the PS2 Linux Kit....

Ever so critical (2, Funny)

tlh1005 (541240) | more than 12 years ago | (#3835830)

Of course this has uses on some levels. Will a bank of PS2's ever be the backbone of EBAY, NO. But it can be a useful hobby/ learning tool for someone who happens to already own a PS2 and not a computer.

I can't figure out what "makes" a story here, I've seen readers praise less interesting re-invented wheels than this one. I could cure cancer and you guys would say "so", but let some guy setup Linux to auto-flush his toilet and he'd be a hero.
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