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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Don't Get All Into A PS3 Linux Frenzy

OK, so the PS3 announcement mentioned that the HDD would include Linux. So, I know what some of you are thinking:

- You'll be able to run GIMP off your PS3
- You'll be able to hack your PS3 Tivo style
- You'll be able to run a web server off your PS3
- Multiplayer PS3 Doom!


So on and so forth. And who knows ... you might be right. It would be nice. Just remind yourself that "running Linux" just means "utilizes parts of an open source OS to do what it needs". Until someone actually gets one in their hands and can deliver some real info about it - I would assume that it just means the HDD has some preloaded software which uses Linux to handle the interface. It's Sony and my money is that the PS3 won't be any more hackable than the PSP.

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