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Re: [News] PlayStation 3 Will Probably Run Linux Whether Sony Likes it or Not

On 2009-08-20, the following emerged from the brain of Ezekiel:
> "JEDIDIAH" <jedi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> news:slrnh8rg1t.plm.jedi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> On 2009-08-20, Ezekiel <not-there@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:1715418.h9yrVfAKQx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> PS3 Slim - No more Linux? Ahh, but for how long...
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | I'm saying it early - I foresee that the PS3 Slim will having Linux
>>>> running
>>>> | on it within a few weeks of the launch.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.headshotgamer.com/review.aspx?id=112
>>> Well I'm sure that an entire 0.2% of people who buy a brand new
>>> PS3 are going to want to void their warranty just so they can run
>>> Linux.
>> It works for Apple hardware...
>> A low profile PC with a BD drive sounds like the start of HTPC
>> nirvana for some people. Although the PS3 is probably missing parts
>> (or support for them at least).
> I think that if there was any material demand for running Linux on a
> PS3 then Sony wouldn't have dropped the capability. They already had
> this in place but deemed that it wasn't worth the trouble. Some
> people will still go ahead and hack their PS3's but the overwhelming
> majority of people will simply use it as a gaming console and
> blu-ray disk player.

But of course. So nothing really changed. For the real geek - and who
else but a real geek would want to install GNU/Linux on a game
console? - Sony even made it more fun!

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