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How to Turn Your PlayStation 3 Into a Linux PC (and Win Our Mod)

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| The Cell processor inside Sony's PlayStation 3 is a powerhouse that lets the
| gaming console render highly detailed graphics at blistering speed. That same
| chip gives the PS3 all the processing muscle it needs to become a fully
| functional computer. When we first heard this was possible, we were sure the
| procedure had to be illegal, or that it would at least void the warranty. But
| as it turns out, this is that rarest of finds in consumer electronics: a
| perfectly legal, manufacturer-supported hack that adds significant
| functionality. With a little bit of effort and expense, we turned a PS3 into
| a Linux computer—without losing any of the machine's native gaming goodness.
| And we'd like one of our readers to win it.



Playstation3 helps Sony triple annual profit

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| Strong sales of the Playstation 3 as well as increased sales of electronics
| in general propped up the company's figures following poor results in its
| film and financial sectors, and millions of dollars of operating losses


Sony: world PS3 sales pass 12.8m consoles

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| Strong sales across all of Sony’s PlayStation hardware range over the past
| financial year have left the electronics giant feeling confident that it can
| still fend off Microsoft’s Xbox 360.



Stream Excel, Word, Access to your living room [PS3+Linux] TV

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| The free version of the software will allow you to stream at 640x480, which
| is pretty crap, but if you’re willing to pay up, you can go all the way to
| 3200x2400 - although the system requirements for that are should be pretty
| high, like an octoSLI or sumthin'.



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. *


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.


Ubuntu Linux and Symfony on a PlayStation 3

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| Running linux on a playstation 3 is not a hack, it doesn’t require any
| hardware modification, won’t disable any feature on your Playstation 3 and is *
| not difficult to do.
| Sony officially support running linux on your ps3 with dedicated tools
| present in the XMB ( Cross-mediabar, the UI of the Playstation 3).


One million PS3s in distributed computing network

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| More than one million PlayStation 3 owners have registered as participants in
| the Folding@home project. This milestone was achieved in eleven months.

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