De al eerder besproken Linux Development Kit voor de Playstation 2 is in Japan aangekomen. Van de set zijn 2000 stuks gemaakt die al voor zijn introductie gepre-ordered waren. Een van de gelukkige eigenaren is Impress PC Watch, die er volgens traditie heel wat plaatjes van heeft geschoten.
The set includes a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, the HDD hard drive unit, a PC card network adapter (to be used with the original model PS2's PCMCIA slot), a VGA adapter to connect the whole works to a computer monitor, a power supply, and a DVD-ROM with development libraries. The PC card has two slots for both Ethernet and ATA connections (the latter being where you connect the hard drive). The hard drive appears to be of the same design as the external type that will eventually be released in Japan for users with the original PS2 hardware design, and includes a device identity switch that may come into play when future add-ons are daisy-chained with it.
The VGA adapter is a surprisingly understated affair, with none of the bulk of something like the Dreamcast VGA box or a third-party upscan converter. It's simply a short PS2 video cable that terminates in two RCA audio plugs and a 15-pin male VGA connector.