New Hack Could Enable Linux on the Wii

Wii fans hang on to your hats, as the video above explains, hackers have found a way around the Wii’s encryption keys which opens the widely popular console up to home brewed games, open source ports and potentially even a full version of Linux running on your Wii.

The video comes from the 24th Chaos Communication Congress and demonstrates a Wii console running arbitrary code. As Tysoe_J explains in the WiiLi forums, “Nintendo wouldn’t be able to patch this with a firmware update,” since doing so would also break the backwards compatibility with with Game Cube games.

So what do you think, those of you who’ve managed to actually get your hands one, would you want to see Linux running on your Wii?

[via Hackszine]