Running Linux Kernel on Wii U

Wii U Hacked

There is a great possibility that Linux utilities, as well as Kernel, would be ported to Wii U just as it was made available for GameCube, Nintendo Wii, NDS and even on GameBoy Advance. (GBA Linux). The console is equipped with Wii U Remote, which is considered to be a pointing device, Bluetooth, has hardware of 802.11b/g, an impressive clockspeed, as well as internal memory for Flash, which would make it capable of running Linux at a greater speed compared to the hardware of Wii or GameCube.

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As with many other platforms, there is an effort to port the Linux kernel and utilities to the Wii U. The Wii includes a pointing device (the Wii Remote), 802.11b/g hardware, Bluetooth, USB ports (and therefore USB keyboard support), internal Flash memory, and an SD card slot. Due to these features as well as the improved CPU clock-speed, it has the potential to be a more useful platform for Linux than the older GameCube hardware. There already has been a demonstration that happened in December 2012, which showed Wii running on basic homebrew applications in WiiMode.

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