How many people use linux on ps3 for internet ? Let's find out

A little statistics on the use of operating systems for web browsing

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BYE3168d ago

None exept Geohot and his fanbase...

pixelsword3168d ago

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

blackmagic3167d ago

.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.

NateNater3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

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.

ExiesBestFan3168d ago

OtherOS is LINUX , not PS3 operating system

NateNater3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

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?

Rinus4543168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

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..

NateNater3168d ago

Yea the percentages they gave kind of confused me too.

JackBNimble3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

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.

Hotel_Moscow3167d ago

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

krauley3167d ago (Edited 3167d ago )

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

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DelbertGrady3168d ago

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.

ClownBelt3168d ago

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.

mrv3213168d ago

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
The only one of those not to have a built in wireless and internet is the 360.

pixelsword3168d ago

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.


Pebz3167d ago

"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.

UnwanteDreamz3167d ago (Edited 3167d ago )

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.

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Antan3168d ago

I don`t use linux on my ps3 for INTERNET! IINNTTEERRNNEETT!!

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