Friday, June 10, 2005

Add-on PlayStation 3 HDD will run Linux - News at GameSpot

Add-on PlayStation 3 HDD will run Linux - News at GameSpot: Pat, pat, pat... that's the sound of me patting myself on the back. For those that would listen to me ramble, I've been saying for a long time that Sony will ultimately position the PS3 as an "entertainment hub" (aka computer) and use Linux as the OS. There is certainly some ambiguity in a translated interview, but here is what Ken Kutragi (President - Sony Computer Entertainment) has to say about it....

"Linux is legacy, but it will be a start. In the case of the Cell, operation systems are applications. The kernel will be running on the Cell, and multiple OSes will be running on top of that as applications. Of course, the PS3 can run Linux. If Linux can run, so can Lindows. Other PC Operating Systems can run too, such as Windows and Tiger (Max OS X 10.4), if the publishers want [them] to do so. Maybe a new OS might come out. "

It's an enlightening interview, check it out.

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