The Port to Nintendo DS

November 28, 2008

DSLinux is the port of Linux to the Nintendo DS, a handheld game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The console features a clamshell design, very much like the Game Boy Advance SP, with two LCD screens inside. One of the screens serves as the touchscreen. Its system pioneered the development of handheld games.

Some consider the DSLinux as an educational hacking project for themselves as well as for others. It is not recommended for users who have no Linux or command line experience. First time users of this version may find the learning curve quite steep although the results are extremely rewarding for those who persevere at it.