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    Anyone did try Linux on PS3 ?

    If this is a repeated post delete it please.....

    Hi,
    did anyone tried to put Linux on PS3? i read somewhere that Linux Yellow Dog is available for PS3, and it works just fine.

    All you need is a USB Keyboard, USB mouse and the dvd of Linux.
    It works like a PC and it works good, they say that it is very impressive with a great performance.

    So what happend after you install Linux? Does the PS3 boot to Linux? Do you have a menu? PS3 games run under Linux or you boot without Linux?

    Is there a winuae for Linux..?... will it run on PS3? That would be very very very interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've not got a PS3 yet myself, but many people have said how well Yellow Dog Linux runs on the system. Other distros already in use on the PS3 include Ubuntu, Fedora Core 7, Gentoo, and Debian.

    The installation and access to the second OS is through the PS3's XMB menus so for games and all standard PS3 functions nothing is different. Any installed second OS runs in a hypervisor restricted rsx access mode. This means that these OSs are actually running on top of the standard PS3 XMB OS and their access to the system hardware and it's functionality is restricted to only allow access to features Sony wish access to. This is to help restrict hacking of the main OS and hardware.

    And yes there is a version of UAE for Linux and it runs very well on the PS3.

    In case you didn't know WinUAE is the windows version of the original Amiga UAE emulator that is actually developed under Linux.

    The huge advantage of Sony officially allowing a second third party OS to be installed on the PS3 is that it opens up the PS3 for homebrew developers to use, without it compromising the actual system for games piracy. I think Sony really thought this through this time and did a good thing here because for homebrew games, applications and emulation most coders are going to be happy using a distro of Linux on the PS3. And it's directly supported by Sony and free!

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    Well being able to install Linux it's one of the big arguments, i would buy PS3 for that, and for games sure... but still a big expensive as told in other topics.
    But if it gets down.... hummmm

    But is it only yellow dog Linux? Or there are other distributions like Red Hat, or Suse?
    Can you imagine... for that price you get a fantastic game console plus blueray plus a high performance "computer" with Linux and WINUAE !!!!!!!!!
    I start thinking that the price is not so big.... if i didn't have a pc i wuld defenetly think about PS3....

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    With second OS support the PS3 is definitely looking like a much more universal home entertainment and computing system in one. As you say, Blu-Ray playback, combined with PS3 gaming and full Linux OS use is a great set of features and starts to make the PS3 actually look very cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    With second OS support the PS3 is definitely looking like a much more universal home entertainment and computing system in one. As you say, Blu-Ray playback, combined with PS3 gaming and full Linux OS use is a great set of features and starts to make the PS3 actually look very cheap.
    Yes,
    i search a litle, and i found that You can put Linux also on PS2, but you need a cable to connect to a tv, for same reason the install for PS2 need to be pluged to a monitor. After instalation it will work on tv. There was a pack, with a HD, network, cable and Linux. It is/was expensive. But you can buy the cable and linux for 25 euros.... but the performance is quite lower.... for sure....

    But for PS3 you dont need to buy anything, you have the HD, the network, cables, you just need to download a ISO of Linux yellow dog from your Pc and create a DVD.

    Is there anyone with PS3 around that could install Linux......? Does anyone want to do that?
    I would love to have a report about how Linux handles.

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    With the slim PS2 you can use an external USB harddrive as standard. And as long as the PS2 is chipped you can just download the Linux distro for it and install it. There are a few different OSs out for the PS2, but I've not tried any yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    With the slim PS2 you can use an external USB harddrive as standard. And as long as the PS2 is chipped you can just download the Linux distro for it and install it. There are a few different OSs out for the PS2, but I've not tried any yet.
    HUMMMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!

    external USB Harddrive.... i can get on... i thnk i just need the cable.... well i think i will read something about the cable maybe i can get one, and try to do it.

    What you meen swith "chipped"? If it has the chip to play "recorded" dvds?

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    Yes, a mod chip to play copied games.

    The new PS2 memory card mod chip, if it is real, should soon be a good solution for those without a modified PS2.

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    I've been meaning to try Linux on my PS3, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I definitely will one of these days, so will let you know how it goes. I've never tried any Linux OS before though, so I'll probably be messing about quite a lot to start with.

    Yes, the PS3s ability to install a second OS is definitely intentional on Sony's part. The option is right there in the system menu; "Install Other OS".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teho View Post
    I've been meaning to try Linux on my PS3, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I definitely will one of these days, so will let you know how it goes. I've never tried any Linux OS before though, so I'll probably be messing about quite a lot to start with.

    Yes, the PS3s ability to install a second OS is definitely intentional on Sony's part. The option is right there in the system menu; "Install Other OS".
    Well hurry up, .

    Tell us how E-UAE runs on it, .
    On news of PSPUAE update on DCEMU came this reply, lol.

    [quote=djk21108;]this will sure make that horace guy happy....[/quote]

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