Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jun 2006 13:44 UTC, submitted by Dylan
Games In November this year, Sony will launch the PlayStation 3. Apparantly, Sony has high expectations for the Linux-powered device, and Sony even claims it will render the PC useless. "We believe that the PS3 will be the place where our users play games, watch films, browse the Web, and use other [home] computer functions," said Sony exec Phil Harrison. "The PlayStation 3 is a computer. We do not need the PC." Let's see how Sony's Vaio devision feels about this.
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What kind of linux?
by Elv13 on Mon 12th Jun 2006 14:05 UTC
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Just a presision, is linux in the PS3 is the firmware (UClinux) or is it the real kernel tree (2.6.x)? And do this linux will have possibility to use KDE or gnome? or is it only the ps3 interface. I know that linux is open source and it will be possible anyway to use them but will sony ship a desktop environement with the PS3?

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