I've got this crazy idea that I'd like to share with you.
Primarily as "food for thought" but it would be cool to get an educated oppinion on this idea...
Would it be possible to use the PS2 as a "thin client" or connect to a PC with some sort of Remote Desktop Connection kind of protocol?
That way you could do anything you do with a normal PC with your PS2... with the possible exception of stuff that needs high frames per second.
It would be so cool to be able to browse the web from the PC, check you e-mails, enjoy videoclips or streaming audio (if no apropriate player is available for the PS2) and chat (assuming that you have an USB-keyboard attached).
I thought that since people have been able to make FTP-programs for PS2 then any kind of network app should be possible.
And the only reaaaally versatile network app I could come to think of was some sort of remote control/thin client solution so that your PS2 could be used for just about anything....
Being able to access (if available) the USB mass storage device, internal harddrive and CD/DVD drive from within the application would kick ass too because that would mean that it acts just like a real Thin Client.
I first starting thinking of a Thin Client application for PS2 but that would require a Windows Terminal Server (Citrix or something like that) running on the PC.
Then I remembered that most Windows XP PC's probably have the Remote Desktop Connection enabled or can easily enable it so if anyone can find a specification for that protocol then this might be a relatively easy task for a skilled PS2 coder to achieve.
What do you think of this idea?
Am I totally ?