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Nintendo Switch transformed into Linux tablet by hackers

Just in case you wanted to do something on your Nintendo Switch that wasn't playing the best games of 2017.

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The Nintendo Switch is a super successful video game console featuring an incredibly diverse line-up of world class video games, but you know what it was really missing?

Linux.

But worry not! Fail0verflow is a squad dedicated to hacking games consoles and they've just released video footage of their most recent project: transforming the Nintendo Switch in to a Linux tablet.

Here's what it looks like in motion.

Incredibly, fail0verflow has managed to implement touchscreen and web browser support, which is interesting since the Nintendo Switch doesn't actually have a consumer facing web browser. 

Fail0verflow posted a screenshot of the Linux hack in action on February 7, but this is the first video footage the team has released. It looks nice!