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    Add-on PlayStation 3 HDD will ship with Linux

    Very Interesting...

    From Slashdot: "Gamespot.com is reporting that Ken Kutaragi, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, has disclosed in an interview that PlayStation 3 will natively run Linux. In fact, it will come bundled with it, if you purchase the HDD peripheral." From the article: "But while Linux would require a hard drive to run on, Kutaragi told Impress PC Watch, 'We're not going to equip [the PS3 with] a HDD by default, because no matter how much [capacity] we put in it, it won't be enough.' It was unclear whether he was referring to the previously known fact that the PS3 would not have an internal hard drive or whether he was indicating that the device would not come with the external 2.5-inch detachable HDD outlined in the specs revealed at E3."

    -Gorky

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    Is that going to be like a real, useable Linux? Or just some pseudo-Linux derivative that we won't actually get to play with?
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    apparently the actual, open source linux

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    Oh I just noticed the link. lol

    That sounds fookin' great! It'd be tinker-tacular. You could do all sorts of stuff! I can't wait. It'd also be funny as s*** if Playstation popularised Linux. It's be high end computing for console prices! Woo hoo!!
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    Its actually a GREAT way to get linux out into the "real world" to where regular consumers (and thus regular computer users) will be able to see Linux first hand without having all the anxiety of swapping their machines operating system out etc.

    I think its a great move by Sony, and big brother - aka Microsoft should be very worried ...

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    knoppix already lets people try out linux without changing OS's
    actually it's my only encounter with linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngoatc
    knoppix already lets people try out linux without changing OS's
    actually it's my only encounter with linux
    And how many people have heard of knoppix? Ask your average computer user and they will have not. If people dont know about stuff, they wont use it. Simple as that...

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