Submitted by Gekko 1050d ago | rumor

Rumour: Wii U Demo Booths Running Ubuntu

The Nintendo Wii U in-store demo booths maybe running a modified version of the Ubuntu operating system instead of the Wii U itself.

One user on Reddit obtained a snapshot of one of the systems that hadn't booted correctly because it was missing a "USB key". Instead of showing the games available to try out, in this case Rayman Legends, it displayed a screen for the Ubuntu OS. (Wii U)

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1050d ago
Ubuntu. perfect name.
JokerFock  +   1050d ago
kma2k  +   1050d ago
i am not the first one to ever come to nintendos defense but seems like this could be easily photoshoped?

Thinking even further dont you think best buy/gamestop & any other place employees would be talking about this?
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r21  +   1050d ago
Perhaps Nintendo is planning to do a PS3 thing where it ran another OS, except they're using Ubuntu in this case. It could easily be fake but the U in Ubuntu makes it plausible.
rainslacker  +   1049d ago
While that would actually be kind of cool, I don't see it happening. Nintendo has repeatedly stated that they are a game company first. Having that kind of functionality doesn't help them sell games.

It was a cool feature for the PS3 to be sure, but when the PS3 first released it was actually used for applications outside of gaming, and the Linux operating system was very handy for people that wanted to use it for such purposes.
dboyman  +   1049d ago
PS4 should have Ubuntu...
rainslacker  +   1049d ago
So? Wii U's OS is Linux based? As I recall Wii used a Linux based OS. MS uses a Windows based OS. Apple uses FreeBSD. Not really sure about Sony, but wouldn't be surprised if it's based off an open source OS. While interesting, it isn't really something people should make a big deal about.
GraveLord  +   1049d ago
It means its easy to hack if its really based on Ubuntu.

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