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playstation 3 - not playing around

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:02 pm
by iblis
instructions from the vendor (re: sony) regarding installing a boot loader onto the ps3. (entire user's guide)

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can we say "gentoo"? i thought so. :mrgreen:

and yes, now i'm willing to kill somebody for a ps3.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:10 am
by Bigun
Heh, those nuts. I use Gentoo as my lifeblood, and those guys would make a kernel for a toaster if it had a processor.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:45 pm
by Nephilim
Hell, Yellow Dog makes a distro FOR the PS3.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:36 pm
by iblis
Nephilim wrote:Hell, Yellow Dog makes a distro FOR the PS3.

exactly my point.

i'm not going to buy the thing because it will have better games (just imho), though that's an added bonus.

i'm going to buy it because it's the first console to happily allow people to install other OS's on it. making a system hack that allows you to boot your favorite OS is one thing - having the doors thrown open so you can play merry hell is quite another. kind of like cheat codes. :D

i'll wait until it's cheaper, and until they've worked out the typical first and second release bugs, of course. but it shall be mine.

(and ooh, imagine a cluster of the things.)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:53 am
by iblis
fuck it. i bought one, downloading ubuntu for it now. :mrgreen:

the cell processor is apparently a heavily modified / upgraded / suped-up version of the PowerPC.

when i finish installing, i'll write up a howto.