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DS Linux closer to reality

The burgeoning DS homebrew scene manages to get a demo running on both handheld screens using a pass-through.

A group of homebrew development enthusiasts attempting to get Linux running on the Nintendo DS have made something of a breakthrough this past week, managing to get a homebrew demo running on the dual screen handheld through a pass-through.

Although this is not evidence of Linux running on the DS, as has been reported in a couple of places, it is nevertheless quite a breakthrough for followers of DS Linux, demonstrating that it's possible to display user-created content on both DS screens.

Anybody interested in learning more about the DS homebrew scene - a very enterprising collective of young and enthusiastic modders - would do well to check out MeGaBiTe1's blog, The Mod Gods and the various links listed down that site's sidebar.

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