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Re: PS3 and Linux

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BearItAll <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Mark Kent wrote:
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>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> __/ [ B Gruff ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 23:48 \__
>>>> On Sunday 22 October 2006 23:08 Roy Culley wrote:
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>>>>> <4q24vrFlb4f5U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>>>> B Gruff <bbgruff@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>>> - or perhaps that should be "Linux and PS3"?
>>>>>> "A simple installer enables absolutely anyone to install without
>>>>>> instruction. Post-install, the default suite of applications
>>>>>> presents an intuitive, self-guided means of exploring Linux without
>>>>>> the confusion of multiple applications in the same family. An
>>>>>> Advanced installer mode enables selection from greater than fifteen
>>>>>> hundred packages, as is expected from a complete Linux distribution"
>>>>>> http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/news/2006/2006-10-17.shtml
>>>>> Wow, this is really great news for Linux. The PS3 will be a big seller
>>>>> for sure and exposing all those people to an advanced, easy to use OS
>>>>> such as Linux without all the vulnerabilities and 'bitrot' associated
>>>>> with Windows will have a huge affect on Linux home use adoption.
>>>> Yes - you are catching on:-)
>>>> What will they sell?  50 million?  100 million?
>>> No, conservative estimates would say tens of millions, but it's still a
>>> large portion. *smile* [Sorry, Roy, I stick with those verbal emotional
>>> emoticons. Keeps me safe from Microsoft's emoticons patent.]
>> I think that if this is successful, it'll be /really/ successful.
>> I think we might just be looking at the "desktop killer" here.  Bear in
>> mind that it's a dvd player, cd player, games console, home computer
>> and probably makes the tea, too.
> No apparently when it was tested for the british kite mark it completely
> failed to fetch the milk from the fridge for the tea. 


> I do think that the PS3 sounds like it could be all things to all men
> though, I'm not a very keen games player, but if it has all of the things
> they say it has then the PS3 could still find a place in my home. 

This is the real issue with the PS3 - it's far more than just a games
console;  for most people (especially those with a reasonable quality
modern television), it'll at least be a computer too, as well as playing
DVDs, CDs and so on.

If you look at the cost of buying all of those things separately, then
the PS3 is likely to look like a pretty good buy.

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
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