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Installing and Running Linux on Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3)

Mar 01, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 distro.

"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."

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