Linux on PS3 plays in DARPA Urban Challenge

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| Axion Racing tapped Linux and other open-source software to help navigate its
| driverless "Spirit" car in last week's DARPA Urban Challenge.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9208511807.html

Nintendo president sees missteps by rivals

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| With his gaming consoles sitting on the top of the market, Nintendo's Reggie
| Fils-Aime thinks his rivals have erred in choosing a path of developing
| expensive devices that game makers find difficult -- and expensive -- to
| develop content for.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D&siteid=yhoof
http://tinyurl.com/3733lk

The gap continues to be widened.


Related:

Wii trims lead over PS3 in Japan

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| Nintendo sold 110,415 units of the Wii in the four weeks to October 28,
| compared with 47,183 units of the PS3, Enterbrain said on Friday.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071102/...o_sony_game_dc


PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications. *
|
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the
| show organizer. *
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http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9772115-1.html


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7863481537.html


Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

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| The interest in the PS3 really was for two main reasons," explains Khanna, an
| assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth who
| specializes in computational astrophysics. "One of those is that Sony did
| this remarkable thing of making the PS3 an open platform, so you can in fact
| run Linux on it and it doesn't control what you do." * *
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http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news..._supercomputer