A little statistics on the use of operating systems for web browsing
None, anymore ;)
None exept Geohot and his fanbase...
Although I have a Fat PS3 and never used Linux on it, I was planning on it, but I thought I had forever to do it, so I wanted to wait until I heard some progress on any Linux Cloud developments. After I heard they were yanking it, I was going to load it really quick, but decided not to because as it was, they were just removing the option; if I had the program on it, it becomes more complicated; and if there's any related issues, it could multiply with linux. It's bull that they removed it, but they can make it up to fat PS3 owners by giving us a free game; because unlike the other OS, I would at least have used it by now. :D
.66% used linux to browse the web but more people may have used linux for things other than browsing the web. personally, I booted into linux to use lastfm when I wasn't gaming. No more now that Sony has taken the feature away.
There are around 34 million PS3s out there right now. 34,000,000 x 0.66% = 224,400 that used Linux in total (possibly on PS3?) 34,000,000 x 6.28% = 2,135,200 that used the Other OS on PS3 There are approx. 2 million people are very angry at Sony right now.
OtherOS is LINUX , not PS3 operating system
Yea I'm aware of that. I did the math with those numbers and I got 2 million people that use the Other OS (aka Linux) so I think thats a reasonable number for the number of people that used the feature. Right?
Maybe I didn't get those figures the right way, but I don't think that 6,28% stands for the percentage of people using OtherOS.. More likely for the percentage of people using de PS3 browser to get to their website.. I think 150.000 is a more accurate estimation of the people using OtherOS to get to that site. But I'm not quite sure..
Yea the percentages they gave kind of confused me too.
From what I understand it's 6.28% use the ps3 web browser and 0.66% of them used linux, so the numbers that you came up with for linux users are even smaller then you thought. EDIT: This what I believe the author of this article is saying, I'm not saying it's right though. But I do believe that less then 1% of ps3 users used linux.
only 2 million people are anry at sony better its funny 2 million people get angry at sony and the the ps3 is doomedz xbox has more than 2 million failures yet people go on like it never happened and just buy another console
you idiot, there are not 34 million fat ps3 out there so your numbers make as much sense as you do. And thats not much
Still trying to justify Sony's removal of features. I'm amazed at how dedicated and loyal their fanbase is. They could probably remove rumble again and get away with it.
Well not really as loyal as the blind follower of the other X console. :p I mean removing a feature is bad, but selling a defective product is another thing. Lmao.
People didn't mind too much when Microsoft removed reliable hardware... and that probably effected more users. People also don't mind out of the SIX next genertaion console -Wii -PSP -PS3 -DSi -PS3 -360 The only one of those not to have a built in wireless and internet is the 360.
Like the removal of a three-cent piece of foam that would keep discs from scratching? Or the removal of a two-cent heat-sink to keep RRoD at bay? Yes, I can see how the removal of a feature that a small percentage of fat PS3 users utilized can cause the slim PS3 users to walk out on their PS3's versus something so tiny and trivial like damaged discs and consoles... because, you know, the removal of the Other OS costs more money to the PS3 owners. amirite?
"The other guys are getting screwed worse than us, therefor it is alright for us to get screwed." line of logic has always baffled me somehow. A fan/costumer of a certain brand has all to gain by being critic towards said brand, because a flaw has to be identified before it can be remedied. But Instead, for some reason, people seem to be insisting on brushing away any "domestic" flaws, and focusing on someone else's problem (but not to actually help them in any way). Strange phenomenon, isn't it? Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony (like all mega-corporation) would screw their costumers without a second thought if they deemed it beneficial to themselves. History is full examples for anyone who cares to see.
Yet I'm never amazed at how dedicated you are to your b*tching about all things Sony. I have seen you in almost all the OS related articles. It's like you expect people to jump up and down about loosing something they didn't use. So next time the trash man comes to my house to pick up the trash should I tackle him and kick his as*? Maybe I should piss and moan like you? Pathetic You never have anything new to say.
I don`t use linux on my ps3 for INTERNET! IINNTTEERRNNEETT!!
I was gonna install Linux on me PS3 a while back but i got YLOD (twice) although i fixed it myself (both times) i know its gonna happen again, so i didnt wanna install it on there only 4 it 2 break again
I didn't use linux on PS3 to browse the web. I did use for emulators though.
Haha, lets use some tiny little blog to judge such a statistic..... /s
yeah exactly. I'm like the title should be "how many people use linux on ps3 to visit MY tiny site." how are we using google analytics to prove something with a small site and just ONE site? wow to the people who approved this
I just used Linux for 'algorithms' only to help me with my Calculus. lol
And the movie. First movie that made me wish I lived in the 60's.
What matter is that I USED IT. It took a damn long time to get the materials together to install it, you need to sacrifice 12gb of space that you cant remove and I lost my ability to play snes games (which is what hackers aim to do on sh!t anyway). So yeah now I have 12gb of space that I can remove without wiping my HDD thanks to hackers who need to get real jobs. I hope geohot gets sued by sony and gets 30 million in debt so he can never have a life because he has taken mine.
"I hope geohot gets sued by sony and gets 30 million in debt so he can never have a life because he has taken mine." So you're life has ended because you can't have linux on your PS3? Yeah you look pretty dead to me. You also seem to be a incredible selfish person with the I USED IT comment, and sony will probably fix that problem later.
While I understand the "removal of features" is bad. Sony don't force you to, your current machine will work exactly the same bar PSN. I don't however see any other places as easily allow you to install GNU/Linux. I could image other companies would not only force some type of update but make dam sure that your games and other features broke until you updated. The lack of the RDX killed GNU/Linux for me anyway.
With access to the graphics card, there could have been a nice homebrew community. Not to mention the ability to play some of the older PC games as well as emulators of older consoles... all without the need to hack the PS3.
the qustion is why would any one emulate anything on the ps3 linux was limited from the start dont even think you could do the n64 in linux the fact is if you really want linux go download now its free ! and emulate all the games you where before with any controller you like with 8Xaa and 1080p or even 2560*1600.
Stalin of Communist Russia once said that, "one man dying is a tragedy, but when millions of people are screwed by Sony's di(c)k moves..." Then it's only a statistic! LMAO
thi is off topic but my hdd is broken completely. How im writting im using the live cd of ubuntu. Something that if im not mistaken windwos doesnt have. linux is really useful unlike windows -.-
Not trying to be a smart a$$ or anything but actually there are Windows OS Live discs out there that you can download or make yourself. I use both, but Linux versions are a bit faster and easier to find on the net already made.