Windows XP supposedly running on a PlayStation 3.
Fake Video. Xp doe not run that Fast on the PS3 unless its a hacked console. Also the video never shows the User using a alternate OS and skips right to Windows XP.
Perhaps the story submitter should try installing starcraft (PC) for linnux using Yellowdog then record that.
*HINT, 1000 degree HINT*
Star Craft on the PS3 would indeed be big news.
Correct me if im wrong, but as of yet, Yellow Dog doesnt support the RSX right?
No version of linux can support the RSX. Something called the hypervisor (we that is) controls the access and locks out 'OtherOS' to use it. Attempts was made and great progress was made to access the RSX. Last firmware update locked it out again.
So, no. Windows XP will not run on a PS3. Where shall you download drivers for the motherboard, nVidia drivers, audio drivers and directX to it? I just cannot see that happening - Ever.
Nothing to stop you downloading vmware for linux and then installing windows inside that????
Thanks for the laugh.
Try do vmWare install on a Linux/PS3 and come back to me on how that turned out.
Windows XP can only run on Intel processors, the PS3 uses a PowerPC based Cell processor. Linux can run on any type of processor, there are different versions of Linux for different types of processors.
If you try to install a PC version of Linux on the PS3 it won't work because they're incompatible. You'll need a PowerPC or PS3 version for the PS3.
The only way the PS3 can run Windows XP:
1. Install Linux on the PS3
2. Install Virtual PC (or similar program) for Linux
3. Install Windows XP onto Virtual PC
With Linux running Virtual PC, Windows XP will be running in a window itself (but it can go full screen if you want). Virtual PC translates the PowerPC processor into an Intel processor for Windows XP. This "translation" uses up speed from the PS3, so Windows XP may seem sluggish because it has no direct access to the processor.
That is all well and good but the video is 1 year old! How on earth did an old video like that get approved?
EDIT: Woops, my bad, I saw the words one year ago prominently at the top and my mind filled in the blanks.
Don't I look and feel a fool.
also, his comment said it's not available yet. i can say it's possible cuz console hackers can do a lot of wonderful things. just gotta wait if he releases or not, or a confirmation to be fake. i have a little doubt in me too.
I thinks its bull... But if this turns out to be real, I want in. I may have to put up my 360 for good.
LOL, the laptop I type on now is 2 years old. 2Ghz 512 Ram and A RadionGPU. XP will run for a while before it gets bogged down and quits. Nothing like trying to tell the M$ hindu, "My sh1t got slow so I'm redoing it." You get Click Click, clackity clack on the phone. Hey an Idea M$, use someone who can speak English for once. Oh wait that cost money, all M$ does is leech cash, my bad.
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When I was done watching the video I tried closeing the video using the x in the corner of the video...Didn't work...If that was possible on the PS3 the first thing for me would be to do some benchmark test...3dMark
It could be real because he said he used a boot disk, which is what you use to get linux. He also said it wasn't released yet. Man, I want xp on my PS3 so bad.
The best part of it....
Only on Playstation 3.
If there is no version for WindowsXP for Mac or any PPC computers you are lost. Really. No - REALLY!
Havin another OS ontop of your PS3 running linux is like trying running Windows 2003 Server on your calculator.
1) Memory 128 minimum (220 for linux to work on -mem for bootup and services)
2) At least 700MHz (3,2GHz PPC, EMULATING PC processor instructions gives less than 700MHz
3) Windowx XP is built around x86 hardware, PCIX, MoBo for those and all. Linux has to emulate all that too...more mem.
4) NO RSX access. Emulate 3D too. SOFTWARE wise. It's not just jaggy, it's buttuggly.
5) Sound. Nope, emulate that too. Wow. Lots of that emulationstuff going on obviously.
6) DirectX install working here? I can observer a fart in space way easier than I can see it working out.
If that kid booted otheros with a WinXP for PPC, I can see a posibility to run it. But not with 3D or sound in mind - for starters.
Not even a good job...
His "proof" is that he posted to some message boards? So lame.
try recording and right click "my comnputer" then click properties so we can see the system information. otherwise no one is ever gonna believe that.
I still don't see the point in installing Linux, Windows or Leopard OS on your PS3 or any console tbh. It would be much better on your PC...
for months. I've just been too lazy to do it with all of my dloads and personal data sitting nicely on my 60 and 20 Gig. I'll wait and do the upgrades to the white 40 Gig I plan on picking up when available.
Isn't this like dating Jenna Jameson but having sex with your blow-up doll?
It is possible... just have to run an emulator for Intel... I think bochs or some such thing will do it. Just with so little memory it would be kind of pointless. Easier to install Wine, and run the Windows programs under Wine.
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