Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 22:41 UTC
Games "It all began when a young man named George Hotz began to work on the PlayStation 3, trying to gain access to the machine in a way that made Sony uncomfortable. In response, Sony removed the OtherOS functionality of the PlayStation 3 in a mandatory update, and the hacking community was not happy with this decision, resulting in a sort of cold war. PS3 hackers have once again gained the upper hand: Linux has been returned to the PlayStation 3."
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RE: Wonderfully useless
by umccullough on Sat 7th May 2011 00:09 UTC in reply to "Wonderfully useless"
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I guess putting linux on the PS3 is like climbing a high mountain. You put a lot of effort into it and you're really happy once you're on top but then all you can do is sit for a minute, take a picture and come back down.

And then you can download homebrew games, emulators, etc. and actually *use* the hardware you bought for lots of other things that Sony didn't let you do to begin with.

My mod'd original XBOX can do all sorts of neat-o things, including play a DVD, watch countless videos and listen to my entire music collection off the NAS in my office. It also happens to emulate just about any retro console I would want it to.

Edit: Oh, and the console was free, modchip was < $50

Edited 2011-05-07 00:12 UTC

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