Ubuntu 7.10 on PS3 - Installation guide and first impressions

,----[ Quote ]
| Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon has greatly been improved for the PS3 hardware. It can
| now recognize all the components of your PS3 console, like the Blu-ray unit,
| the Gelic network card, USB and Bluetooth ports, and the sound system! Even
| if the installation part takes around 40 minutes (four times longer than on a
| regular PC), Ubuntu proved to be quite fast on the PS3 console. From the
| screenshots below, you will see that I can listen to music, watch movies and
| even transfer files from my BlackBerry, via Bluetooth. However, as I don't
| have an HD Ready TV, I can't really enjoy Ubuntu on my PS3, that's why the
| screenshots are so small!


Who wouldn't take advantage in the future? It's free. It carries on improving.
The graphics unit is already hacked, so out-of-the-box Compiz-Fusion (which
also continues to evolve) is a matter of time, and the Cell is a beast.


PS3 tops Wii in Japan for first time

,----[ Quote ]
| Sony Corp's (6758.T) PlayStation 3 outsold Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.OS) Wii
| game console in Japan in November for the first time, raising the prospect
| that Sony might regain its dominance in the global videogame market. *


Japan PlayStation sales beat Wii

,----[ Quote ]
| Boosted by price cuts and the introduction of a cheaper version, PS3 sales
| totalled 183,217 in November, compared with 159,193 for the Wii.


PS3 overtakes Wii in Japan

,----[ Quote ]
| Some 55,924 PS3s were purchased in the week ending 11 November, compared to
| 34,456 Wiis and just 5817 Xbox 360s. Clearly, the Halo 3 effect and
| Microsoft's price cut have done their work. *


Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales

,----[ Quote ]
| U.S. sales of the PlayStation 3 more than doubled in the weeks after the
| company slashed the video game console's price $100 and launched a low-end
| model, Sony Corp. CEO Howard Stringer told The Associated Press Wednesday. *



PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

,----[ Quote ]
| 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. *


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.


Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

,----[ Quote ]
| 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." * *



Best New Console - Sony PlayStation 3

,----[ Quote ]
| Sony's embrace of the PS3 as a computer rather than just a console
| and the availability of supported Linux distributions for the
| console will also develop and will likely bear entirely unexpected
| fruit in future.
| Runner-Up:
| Nintendo Wii


Sony's PS3 Could Still Outsell Microsoft's XBox 360 in 2006

,----[ Quote ]
| Should the Playstation 3 end up in second place this Christmas season,
| Sony shouldn't feel too badly. The #1 selling console at the moment
| remains the Playstation 3, which sold nearly a million units in
| November, and will probably sell nearly double that in December.


Strategy Analytics: The Pressure is on Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| Research firm Strategy Analytics claims that with the PS3 now
| launching the pressure is actually on Microsoft to convince
| consumers and loyal PlayStation gamers to "switch camps."
| Ultimately, the firm sees Sony trouncing the competition with
| over 120 million units sold by 2012.