PS3 ( Playstation 3 ) to be linux or Apple Tiger compatible



This interesting article says that Sony has released some information on the PS3 (Playstation 3) that says “The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple’s Tiger).” Prior to that in their release they mention that “Sony is expected to offer optional hard drives for the PS3 with potential memory capacity of 80 or 120 GB”. So is Sony looking to turn the PS3 into a desktop replacement?


I think this is an interesting possibility. Sell a relatively cheap piece of hardware with a good deal of flexibility and processor power that is an improvement on desktops that anyone had five-eight years ago. Then with a wide user base, suggest for $50 we’ll sell you a disc that can make it replace your desktop. If done right this could be a good, cheap vehicle to gain market share. Personally I’ve not really cared that much for a game station since the Atari 400/800, but with the possibility of running linux on this I find myself instantly intrigued. It will be interesting to see where they go with this.

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