An article with some more info on yesterdays announcement from Terra Soft Solutions that their Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 distribution will be fully supported on the PS3.
cant wait to turn off my windows pc and to turn on my ps3 with linux !
Yeah...good luck with that. :o
Videl....Looks like you won't have to wait long to make that a reality and potentially "stack" and build your own P3 mini-monster. We don't know to what extent the OS is locked to outside software installation. Sony could potentially close the hardware to installing from outside Sony purchased software. For example, they could let you download Sony software at some cost from the Playstation network. Any independent developers would have to be approved through some process and distribute their software through the network as well. This essentially becomes an "Itunes" for the homebrew community (which may be a happy medium for the homebrew community and Sony). Another plus (as far as hacking goes) is that viruses aren't really a problem in Linux. I think this is very exciting, and soon PS3 will be the ultimate multimedia PC. I can't wait for the Linux community to get their hands on it and PIMP it out. Time will tell.
This may be a dumb question. but i have seen many articles talking about Linux going to be on PS3. I have no clue what it is and have yet to bother with finding out. So..what exactly is Linux? and why is everyone so excited about it coming to the PS3? thanks in advanced to anyone taking the time to answer my (apparently) noob questions.
linux is famously known for being very moddable and hacker friendly. It's a different kind of OS that's basically completely open ended. This could be bad news for the PS3 because with this and internet browsing, what's stopping users from downloading online hacks to ruin online play directly to their HDD. There's no need to modd the PS3 because you already have internet connection to a HDD.
Sony is smart not to pre-install it on every ps3, but to allow it to be installed for people that want to do that and are willing to maintain the os and patch it. Otherwise, you could have a lot of hacked/zombie/infected ps3's.
Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system. It is one of the most prominent examples of open source development and free software; unlike proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, its underlying source code is available for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute freely. Initially, developed and used primarily by individual enthusiasts on personal computers, Linux has since gained the support of corporations such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Novell, Inc., and has risen to prominence as an operating system for servers; eight of the ten most reliable internet hosting companies now run Linux on their web servers. Linux has been more widely ported to different computing platforms than any other operating system. It is used in devices ranging from supercomputers to mobile phones, and is gaining popularity in the personal computer market.
Linux is an operating system.
it'll be interesting to see what these hacker/homebrewers can do with the PS3 with Linux. possibly a Wii emulator for the PS3? hahah probally not anytime soon.
#5 it is USMC...United States Marine Corps. no big deal, just everyone leaves out the "c" for some reason, lol. got to have my Corps Semper Fi thanks for the insight on Linux
yah that's probably because the "c" or corps doesn't pronounce the "p" or "s". It's said like cor... no respect for the "c"
should ensure that the ps3 is hacked within days...
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give this guy a spam/off. vote please
Your an idiot. and I could care less about these stupid bubbles. Once Nov 17th rolls around i wont be here anymore. Idiots! 360 fans get a life and do something.
I wonder why the moment someone that hates microsoft and learns how to add memory(which by the way is plug & play) to their computers automatically feels that he/she must switch OS to make themselves feel that they are smarter than everyone. If linux suppost to be 1,000,0000,000 better than all windows OS (including vista) and can do everything better than windows. Can someone please explain to me why more people use linux instead of linux, considering the fact that linux is free?
<bladestar: > I wonder why the moment someone that hates microsoft and learns how to add memory(which by the way is plug & play) to their computers automatically feels that he/she must switch OS to make themselves feel that they are smarter than everyone.</bladestar> There are alot of these folks. Some really have a reason to dislike MS, and some are really smarter than the most. There are also a drove of people shouting like fanboys about this (those you refer to). <bladestar: > If linux suppost to be 1,000,0000,000 better than all windows OS (including vista) and can do everything better than windows. Can someone please explain to me why more people use linux instead of linux, considering the fact that linux is free? </bladestar> I suppose you refer to "Windows instead of Linux". It is not built to be as easy as Windows. It just recently has been more userfriendly as a Desktop OS and gained some momentum by that. Mostly it s because of the non-existing support from game developers that gave gamers only Windows to play with. The soul purpose to get a home PC at first for the many of us.
well not innitially there chief, PC's were made for database and word documents for printing. For kids/young adults now it's games/internet that matters most
Yeah, but back then, WordPerfect for Mac was bigger, and databases on Unix/Mainframes was the thing to go. Not made for the home markets. I know there were some impressive games in the era of DOS 6.x and Win95. That did sell to the home market. I dont have a single friend that bought their PC because of database and word documenting. As a first reason it was the games that allured them. Remember all those needed to abandon their amigas and ataris. They jumped ship and got a pc. Now it's still games that rules. Well, internet is a really attractive addon, but that is not in the "why is windows more used" question.
Thanks for the correction. I have one last question about, "Mostly it s because of the non-existing support from game developers that gave gamers only Windows to play with." If linux is free and as many linux people say, it can do everything better (including graphics) and nor developers and users have to pay royalties why is Windows still the most OS? I like asking those questions to linux network admins and linux programmers to get them pissed. They can never give me an answer.
With kids it Youtube and Myspace. PS3 with linux Will be about as open-Ended+ as GTA And we all know what goes on in GTA.
Nobody is addressing Security. The PS3 OS is different from Linux, its seperate and secure. (not saying unhackable) Video games will not be running off linux to play thats the key. What linux does for users who are interested is make their PS3 a PC. Sony is doing something amazing here, because interested users who are beginners to linux, will finally get to fiddle and learn about this OS.. increasing its popularity and shifting the attention from MS, thats a stretch but feasable in to say the least Playstation 3 users will see that linux can be used as a personal computer to run games, run windows emulators.. oops did i say that?, chat, browse the web, and anything else windows can do.. but thats not saying much, What i'm saying is, there is alot of potential, and we all can't really see it right now. /updated spell
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