Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 confirmed for PS3, arriving mid November.
i'll never understand why sony would make a console act like a computer, when they are competing with the biggest software company in the world who also monopolizes the computer industry. sony has a huge advantage in the hardware field, and ALMOST took advantage of that, but failed to optimize the hardware so it doesnt use its potential. they had a year longer to work these things out than ms did, but sony has had nothing but questionable decisions.
PS3 will get tons of homebrew games and utils.
Ya, I'm sure that's exactly why they put that in and not because they know nothing about OS and decided to take the cheapest way out.
And homebrew hacking? One thing I really worry about for Sony is that there is a lot of really smart linux guys out there and one of the greatest features of linux is it's a free environment. Take really smart linux guys accustomed to free environments and combine them with a closed, pay-for environment and... Well, how long before they totally compromise the system? Homebrew? Greatest thing to happen to the industry. Hacking? Worst thing to happen to the industry.
what the hell is yellow dog linux? i am not a computer guy
I'm going to second this request...
linux is an operating system like windows or mac os. Yellow Dog linux is just a variant of the operating system.
wow, i wonder what the size of the flash rom is in the ps3 to have a linux dist built-in. and did anyone browse the site? they say that over 1500 applications are built-in. i wonder if any will be included with the ps3 or if that's meant just for the apple version they are making. also, this would be easy for people to code for. sony said that homebrew would be "easy" and with linux being open-source, maybe this is what they meant. i guess we'll see in a month!
who want to use it on their console.. i dont get how a major os can run while not affecting the game... look at windows or any other os for pc....it takes so many resources that games require way more gigahertz and video memory than consoles which are especially designed for gaming.. e.g. last gen xbox & ps2 (32mb video memory)
the ps3 has two OSs, one wich is the standard and needs low resources, this runs when games run, and the other is linux, but then you will not play games when you use it, at least not the ps3 games, so there is no problem, do you understand this ?
You mentioned Windows in comparison to this. Windows is a memory hog and always will be. I believe that Windows is DOS based, versus Linux and Apple's OS's are Unix based (correct me if I'm wrong). Unix and Linux are known for being more secure and more stable than Windows, also requiring less system resources. So yeah, I think that the Cell with it's 8 cores (1 PPU and 7 SPU's) will be able to run it just fine.
this linux distro is veryyy cool and easy, nice to hear this !
yellow dog linux it's a debian based linux distro made specifically for apple/ppc computer and cell it's a ppc chip
I don't really know much about Linux or Sony's OS. What I do know is that Sony is doing one smart thing of late. That is trying to get the PS3 to be considered a computer and not a game console. Hence a big reason why they added so many "computer" functions to what the PS3 does. One of the main reasons for this is taxing (Europe primarily from what I understand). Basically if their console is listed as a game machine there is an added tax to it as opposed to it being a listed as a computer. IF they succeed in getting it classified as a computer then it would really help their bottom line.
Great! Lets see how long it takes until the PS3 is cracked Open. One of the best things about an open source system is that it can easly be hacked when one have access to the physical hardware. This will be a hackers dream. This is be fun to watch.
Windows is like a million times less safe than linux. It's not because it is open source that it'll be easily hackable.
your half right, but most hackers need a challenge, so i guess they could easily hack the ps3 but they would hack the 360 more because its more of a challenge.
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