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[Solved] Linux OS on the PS3

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First of all sorry if this is a pain question lol second I have a Linux OS on my PC so I know what I'm getting in to (This will be on a brand new PS3)

Now the questions

1. Are you still able to put a Linux OS on the PS3?

2. What version OS would I need (Meaning x86 or x64)?

3. Could I do a GNOME Desktop or do I have to do an XFCE one?

umm I think thats all I need

Many Thanks

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Re: Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 19, 2011

You WERE able to, a while ago. But that option was removed due to a security risk. Sorry.


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Re: Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 19, 2011

Ugh ok thanks

What was the secutity risk anyway?

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Jul 19, 2011

I don't know. I think some hacker claimed he could use the Other OS feature to hack the system and pirate software or something.


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Re: Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 19, 2011

Of course, now that the system has been fully hacked without other OS, the risk from what they could do back then isn't significant; I don't think they would be at risk by putting it back on.

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Re: Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 19, 2011

You were able to a long time ago. Not anymore though.

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Jul 19, 2011

They musta had some proof to the claim or they just got paranoid but o well still sucks thanks for the info

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Re: [Solved] Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 20, 2011

1:not since version 3.15

2: ppc64

3: whichever one you want, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Fluxbox, IceWM

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Re: [Solved] Linux OS on the PS3

Jul 21, 2011

SPMcKinney wrote:

First of all sorry if this is a pain question lol second I have a Linux OS on my PC so I know what I'm getting in to (This will be on a brand new PS3)

Now the questions

1. Are you still able to put a Linux OS on the PS3?

2. What version OS would I need (Meaning x86 or x64)?

3. Could I do a GNOME Desktop or do I have to do an XFCE one?

umm I think thats all I need

Many Thanks

-SPMcKinney

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they took it away over a year ago, its such a huge subject, how did you miss hearing about this?

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Jul 21, 2011

why did that bugger have to ruin it for the rest of us???

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