Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Dec 2006 22:21 UTC
Games Those who intend to install a Linux distribution on a Sony PlayStation 3 will be pleased to learn that Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 is now available for free download. Originally released on 27 November, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 is a Fedora-based distribution tailored to run on Sony PlayStation 3. It features a graphical installation program and includes the Linux kernel 2.6.16, X.Org 7.0 (3D acceleration not supported), Enlightenment 17 as the default desktop (KDE 3.5.3 and GNOME 2.14 are also available), Firefox 1.5, OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 and other popular open source software applications for desktops, servers, media playback and software development.
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RE: Tepid news is more to the point
by kjn9 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 02:32 UTC in reply to "Tepid news is more to the point"
kjn9
Member since:
2006-01-17

A Linux distro for the Sony Playstation 3, and the first production use of the long-awaited E17 environment. These are major achievements. Why the negativity?

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Rasmus Member since:
2005-11-12

Major achievements? Where have you been? It is not so much "negativity" as it is anti-positivity. YDL is famous for big and fluffy announcements, more PR than anything else. For example, the Gentoo Community released a PS3 overlay before YDL and they never announce anything until it was up and online. YDL make big announcements, etc. and well before the PS3 release. These are the facts. YDL is Fedora. A tweak here, a tweak there and we add a logo and a dog for a nice image. Nothing against those that made an effort, but seriously is this GNU/Linux? I think not. YDL support for the PS3 was a parasitic attempt to steal the spotlight in all the promotion with the PS3 launch. Too bad the PS3 was a flop like YDL 5.0.

R/

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

YDL is Fedora.

So I can download Fedora now and run it on my PS3, including a fully working and operational E17 environment? Mmm, I must've missed something.

Trolls make less and less sense these days.

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