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Installing Linux on the PlayStation 3

Why install Linux on the Sony PlayStation 3? Two reasons: 1) because you can, and 2) to take advantage of the console's wildly powerful Cell Broadband Engine processor. Software developer Matthew Scarpino offers a recipe for installing Fedora Core 9 on the PS3.

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zig_zag_stories3242d ago

who cares I installed linux on my ps3. after installing it I removed it from my ps3 due to how slow it was to run. took forever to open up a program. I just rather run linux on my pc. what cant I do on my pc that I can do On the cell

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS DON'T DO IT

xjoshbx3241d ago

The reason to do it would be to explore cell development. Maybe one day someone will design a distro that can take full advantage of the ps3's hardware and run well.

LinuxGuru3242d ago

It's a fun experiment...and that's pretty much it. Its usefulness does not really justify the installation beyond the initial "ooh, ahh, look at me I installed Linux!".

So in my honest opinion...do it only if you have some time to kill and if you're mighty curious.