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Atri Branded Console to Run Linux in 2018

Rejected submission by Anonymous Coward at 2017-09-27 03:41:02 from the Everty-30-years dept.
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It seems whoever owns the Atari name is going to cash in with a new Linux and AMD based "console". From Techpowerup [techpowerup.com]:

Atari is back in the console game with their upcoming Ataribox which is slated for a late spring 2018 release. At the heart of the system is a specially designed AMD processor running on Radeon Graphics technology. According to the Atari team, they've opted to implement a customized version of Linux operating system into the Ataribox to bring a full PC experience for the TV.

I guess Hollywood is not the only one that can drag up old properties and wring the blood from them. Might make a decent Steambox, I suppose. Also, wouldn't be complete without crowdfunding!

The Ataribox team will be launching a campaign on Indiegogo next month to crowdfund the development of the console. In regards to pricing, we expect it to cost between $250 and $300 depending on the edition and memory configuration.


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