[SATLUG] PS3 Linux... why?

John Chalinder argiod at bresnan.net
Tue Jan 15 05:53:02 CST 2008


Thank God for freelance explorers like yourself. Without you and others like 
you, half the fun things in life would go undiscovered.

I file this under "You never know what fun and useful things you can do until 
you try."


On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 22:17:46 -0800
  "Ernest De Leon" <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have Ubuntu running on mine.  It was half a "because I can thing" and half
> a "media center thing."  I can now sit on my couch in the living room with
> my bluetooth KB/Mouse and work on 50" of wide-screen real estate.  My next
> project is to throw VMWare server on it, then XP so that I can try my
> streaming netflix on it.  It makes the perfect HTPC.  You can also donate
> some CPU cycles to folding at home via the native PS3 client or via linux on
> the PS3.  Who knows what else I'll find to do with it.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Jan 14, 2008 9:26 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
> 
>> I got a PS3 tonight and got it hooked up. I have known linux will run on
>> it, but I never asked the question of why would you want to until now.
>> Is it the whole because-you-can thing or are there actual useful things
>> you can do with a PS3 running linux?
>>
>> Just curious...
>>
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>> Daniel
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