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Re: PS3 and Linux

__/ [ B Gruff ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 22:10 \__

> - or perhaps that should be "Linux and PS3"?

It's like a Linux box with some game console /around/ it. It's a nice
wrapper. You only need to pay for the hardware.

Free Linux on PS3 this year

,----[ Quote ]
| What's more, if you wait a little while it won't actually cost
| anything. Terra Soft's "YDL.net" service users (who pay a fee) 
| will be able to get it first, as a PC distribution that allows
| for the creation of a PS3 install-disc; then two weeks later
| you'll be able to order ready-made PS3 install discs for a cost;
| and another two weeks after that the PS3 distribution will be
| released onto public mirrors.


> "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

And get this...

(From the same article)

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| As well as a single-click install mode for Linux newbies,
| Terra Soft will include an advanced installer. The operating
| system itself is based on the Fedora Core 5, with an integrated
| E17 desktop, and bundled FireFox 1.5.0, Thunderbird 1.5.0,
| OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 and other applications.

Not many people will wish to install additional packages. Maybe I should get
a PS3 myself... I have this large TV set that I never used. Still, can't
beat a brand-new Linux box for under 150 quid (SUSE included). It makes
everything including the Wii seem pricey.

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