"Installing and Running Linux on Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3): It is
possible to install and run Linux on the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3)
video game console (not-including the PS3 Slim model). In fact,
there are plenty of distros that are compatible with the PS3 such
as Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Yellow Dog, and Gentoo. The Linux
kernel supports PlayStation 3 since version 2.6.21, that means no
patches or hacks are required to install and run a full-featured
"The XrossMediaBar (XMB) menu of the PS3 allows users to
optionally install other operating systems making it possible for
Linux to boot from the hard drive, USB, or from a LiveCD.
"Yellow Dog Linux is perhaps the most widely used distro for the
PlayStation 3. If installed on PS3, you can enjoy its many included
applications like OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Rhythmbox, Evolution,
Pidgin, GIMP, MPlayer, and many others."