XMB + OpenSource = Greatness

DualShockers writes,

"The PlayStation 3 can probably be considered one of the most customizable consoles on the market. A lot of this doesn't apply to the new Slim sku which can't run any OS's now. With the ability to upgrade your HDD, use external USB devices, Bluetooth peripherals, install open source operating systems (Linux/Unix) and freely customize your own XMB theme, the PS3 gives users a freedom of choice that was never previously established in console gaming until this generation. Not to say that it's really "open" in the sense where programmers, like myself, don't really have the ability to access any hardware acceleration in the RSX because of restrictions by a hypervisor (software systems that run directly on the PS3 as a hardware control and guest operating system monitor) in the available Linux/Unix flavors; this limits any 3D operations that can be done on the PS3 whilst running Linux. But gamers don't really need to worry about crap like that. That's reserved more for the bewildered geeks that get a stiffy trying to comprehend the internal workings of any system - let alone the PS3."

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taz80803793d ago

Customization is always a great option and the PS3 Fat gave you that ability in spades.

BROOKLYN N-M-E3793d ago

The PS3 Fat and Open Source!!

Szarky3793d ago

What customization? Linux? Come on. That's probably less than 1% of all PS3 owners actually wasted their time to install it.

I had a original 60 gigger by the way.

taz80803793d ago

You can customize your 360 and change the faceplate, lol

Sunny_D3793d ago

No wonder its so faulty...