Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:47 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Games AppleInsider is reporting that Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console will support Apple's Mac OS X Tiger operating system. "Sony is expected to offer optional hard drives for the PlayStation 3 with potential memory capacity of 80 or 120 GB. It remains to be decided whether the standard version of the PS3 will come complete with a hard drive. The operating system has also yet to be clarified. The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."
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"could run" doesn't mean "will run"
by on Thu 4th Aug 2005 21:14 UTC

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So the system could have the capacity to support Apple's Tiger. That doesn't in any way mean Apple will support the system. My mac "could run" Windows if there was a PPC port. That doesn't mean it will, or that Microsoft would ever produce such a thing.

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Microsoft does have a PPC port of Windows XP and they do sale it (pre-installed on an Apple Dual 2GHz G5 box); they call it the X-Box 2 SDK.

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windows was ported to ppc and alpha with nt4 it was just unprofitable for ms to sell it

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Right now to use Linux on a PlayStation 2 you have to pay for it (the boot code is closed source). It could be really nice to have OpenDarwin running on a PlayStation.

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