LinuxDevices: Linux CD turns Athlon 64 PC into “gaming console on steroids”

A new 64-bit Linux CD can instantly turn an AMD Athlon 64-based PC into the ultimate gaming console, according to Super Computer Inc. (SCI). The company has created a distribution of the popular America's Army multi-player strategy game on a bootable Linux CD, that it says was developed in partnership with AMD, nVidia, and the US Army. According to SCI, the GameStorm CD boots directly into a gaming-console-like environment that maximizes hardware access for the game software and cuts out legacy operating system overhead, resulting in the feeling of “a gaming console on steroids.”