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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Turn Your PlayStation 3 Into A Linux DVR

Apparently you can update Linux on the PS3 to work with a MythTV DVR box (digg it). Honestly, I haven't been able to get my head around the real advantages for running Linux on your PS3. I'm assuming some dual boot juggling is required here (if you want it to be a DVR - be sure to reboot into Linux after playing, etc). Obviously, this is cuts above the Yaroze project which yielded few results. Sony seems mum on the possibilities - merely throwing it out there and not really trumpeting the idea of developing games or new media software for it. At one point it was rumored that all PS3's would have a Linux option installed, but Sony seems to have walked away from that option. I'm surprised that there isn't at least a portal site to support and showcase development efforts.

Hasn't really swayed me to or from the machine in any direction, but certainly makes one wonder if it will mature down the road.

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