PS3 Linux OtherOS installer out! Full Fedora Core 5 install instructions!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Yes, the void has been filled! You will be able to install Fedora Core 5 on your PS3s right now if you have all the components ready! The void we're talking about here is the OtherOS Installer which has just been released by Sony on their Open Platform for PLAYSTATION site. So let us be the first ones to tell you how it's done. We're getting our own PS3 in a few hours and we'll make sure that you have the whole install process with pictures later on.Downloads:
- PS3 Linux Addon CD - Burn it on a CD at a slow speed (4x - 16x)
- OtherOS Installer by Sony
- Fedora Core 5 PPC image (DVD) - Burn it at a slow speed (2x - 8x)
Note from the Nerd: Now I really want a PS3. The potential for the PS3 to become a great Linux-based media PC has already been thought about by other bloggers (see skarulis.com), and really, I see nothing holding it back. First off, I think it is awesome that the PS3 can run Linux... that just increases the "nerd appeal" by like a million. Also, the PS3 is powerful, to say the least. Think about it. Linux on an already incredibly powerful platform equals (=) pwnage. I am anxious to see how Linux runs and handles on the PS3; will it be able to take full advantage of the incredible cell processor? If so, the possibilities are endless. The ultimate home media system running on Linux... all in b-e-a-utiful extreme hi-def. Wow. I hope some benchmarks this puppy with Linux. I'll have to keep my eyes open for developments in this area.