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    I know this has been asked a couple times before but I thought I'd see if anyone knows of any way to get Linux up and running on the ATV2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluepill View Post
    I know this has been asked a couple times before but I thought I'd see if anyone knows of any way to get Linux up and running on the ATV2.
    Not that I know of particurlarly, given that the unit has a rather limited interface option. The big question is why? If you're looking to install Linux media apps, perhaps you should be thinking ATV Flash which allow you to install modules like XBMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazarX View Post
    The big question is why?
    I am trying to cobble together a small network of low-cost servers to act as a grid of compute nodes. This led me to search for the lowest cost, feature rich hardware. The AppleTV2 seems to fit the build. It is inexpensive and reasonably powerful.

    In terms of interfaces, I think it is fitted out quite well. 100Mbps ethernet and WiFi for networking, bluetooth for keyboard/mouse, hdmi for the screen. This is all that is needed for a small server or even a basic desktop or network terminal.

    The ATV2 fits my needs if it had an operating system which I could put general purpose software on. I think it also fits a bunch of other low end scenario's.

    I can get an ATV2 for about $100. With Linux on board this would give me 8GB of local storage, 512MB ram (ATV3), single core A5 (ARM cortex A9), powervr graphics and power supply. Seems like a bargain to me.

    Do you know of any other hardware with this kind of spec at this price point or below?
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