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[News] Featureful GNU/Linux is Coming to PlayStation 3

  • Subject: [News] Featureful GNU/Linux is Coming to PlayStation 3
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:28:53 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Once impenetrable PS3 cracked wide open

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| The feat greatly expands the functionality 
| of the box by allowing it to run 
| unrestricted versions of Linux and a wide 
| range of games that are currently forbidden.


PlayStation 3 'hacked' by iPhone cracker

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| A US hacker who gained notoriety for 
| unlocking Apple's iPhone as a teenager has 
| told BBC News that he has now hacked Sony's 
| PlayStation 3 (PS3).
| George Hotz said the hack, which could allow 
| people to run pirated games or homemade 
| software, took him five weeks. 


Hello hypervisor, I'm geohot

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| I have read/write access to the entire system 
| memory, and HV level access to the processor. 
| In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest 
| is just software. And reversing. I have a lot 
| of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps 
| of LV0 and LV1. I've also dumped the NAND 
| without removing it or a modchip.



Ubuntu On Your PS3 â Ready Made Games Emulation!

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| Earlier in the year, the guys at Gizmodo put together a fantastic guide to get your PS3
| running Ubuntu. With the release of the new Slim model and inevitable rush to dust off
| our old consoles, it is a good time to revisit the article. In the words of John
| Mahoneyâ.


Should Ubuntu âSoftware-Storeâ Be Renamed?

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| Of course, there is nothing wrong with the option to do this, and any paid application
| will face a tough time when up against free and just-as-capable application of the same
| ilk. Yet some feel it will distort the user experience of Ubuntu â and perhaps lead
| open-source devâs away into solely âpaidâ development.


Linux to Remain in Older Model PS3s

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| With Linux install getting the boot from the slimline PS3, you might have
| been concerned that Sony would pull a fast one and make the functionality
| disappear from older systems via a firmware update.


The PC in a Console: Linux on the Sony PS3

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| Since we recommend Yellow Dog Linux for its ease of install, we recommend
| downloading just the bootloader and PS3 installer, and then having the YDL
| DVD ready for the distro install.

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