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Why Linux??

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by bopran, May 29, 2007.

  1. bopran

    bopran Guest

    What are the benefits of running Linux on the PS3?
    My main reason for thinking of installing it, is so I
    can stream any type of media file from my windows pc.
    Mainly mp3s and avi files.
    IS this possible in linux on pS3?
    of should i just use Nero 7 and forget about linux?
    cheers
     
  2. bopran

    bopran Guest

    Also, forgot to add,

    Do i need a keyboard?? or mouse??
     
  3. ziggi_83

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    thats what i want to know lol , but no one seems to reply :(
     
  4. glenquag

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    Yeah you need a keyboard and a mouse. And I don't know about the streaming, I've never done that but you probably can. Another benefit of Linux is that you can dump blu-ray discs to your HDD, though we can't really do anything with them right now.
     
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    Yeah you need a keyboard and a mouse. And I don't know about the streaming, I've never done that but you probably can. Another benefit of Linux is that you can dump blu-ray discs to your HDD, though we can't really do anything with them right now.
     
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    Well... my opinion... I dont find any benifits of linux, unless you dont own a PC already.... I use the PS3 to stream through the XMB, use the PS3 web browser...and SAK for dumping Blue rays.. I havent logged into Linux OS in a long azz time....
     
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    Well... my opinion... I dont find any benifits of linux, unless you dont own a PC already.... I use the PS3 to stream through the XMB, use the PS3 web browser...and SAK for dumping Blue rays.. I havent logged into Linux OS in a long azz time....
     
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    can you install eny version of linux you want or is it limited to ubuntu?
     
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    also, in theory, is it true that you can run os x? you should as old macs run on powerpc cores. (ie mac os tiger and older). so there is a benefit as it is probably so that your computer (if running windows) is definately not a power pc computer, so you can try out power pc os's. it just porbably isn't a benefit if you have a power pc.
     
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