Home > Linux > Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 ReleasedYellow Dog Linux 6.0 Released Eugenia Loli 2008-02-10 Linux 9 CommentsTerra Soft has announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 for Sony PlayStation 3, Apple G4/G5, and IBM System p, a CentOS and Fedora-based specialist distribution designed for the Power architecture.About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2008-02-10 2:48 am amaze_9There was a lot of hype surrounding PS3 Linux when the PS3 was released.We’ve heard very little of it recently – was it just another marketing point used by Sony? 2008-02-10 3:17 am zizbanNo, it wasn’t, but well else do you need to know? It’s there, supported and updated. 2008-02-10 11:04 am moondevilSupported?!It is not what this page says http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/support/hardware/sony-ps3.shtmlAs a PS2 Linux owner, I see Sony’s Linux support for the PS3 as a marketing trick.Where is the graphics support? How come it is an official supported OS, and only half of the hardware is really supported on the Yellow Dog distribution?We PS2 Linux owners know that the support used to be much better than what Yellow Dog provides for the PS3.Many people say that we should be glad just to have the opportunity to program the Cell processor. For me that is not enough.I want a Linux distribution for the PS3 that provides me the same hardware access that the PS2 Linux provides. 2008-02-10 5:17 pm zizbanWell, it’s supported as well as Sony will allow it to be, I should have said. Sony wont Linux PS3 touch the graphics. 2008-02-10 5:23 am Nathan O.Oh, it’s there. The PS3 is just a low end, PPC-based computer with limited memory and this interesting feature where it has half a dozen processors that can do fast math like crazy. I’ve been watching to see what interesting apps develop from this interesting feature, but so far, it’s mostly a lot of success stories where so-and-so needed a super computer, bought X number of PS3s instead, and is now making scientific calculations on the cheap with great results, but their code won’t help anyone who isn’t (for example) calculating the trajectories of raindrops in a hurricane.There are a couple of cool things like toolkits and ray tracers, but nothing yet that turns the PS3 into a super cool server appliance or desktop wonder. 2008-02-10 7:39 pm santanaOh, you mean things like making PS3 a PVR, automatically driving a Jeep or calculating gravity waves or streaming games from your PC to PS3 in realtime? Atmospheric Sciences Research CenterAerospace CorpArgonne National LabAstek CorpColumbia UniversityComputational Research Labs, IndiaDigital Video S.p.ADream WorksFlorida Institute for Human and Machine CognitionGeneral Dynamics Robotic SystemsGeorgia Institute of Tech, College of ComputingGeorgia Southern UniversityHoneywell-Defense Avionics SystemsIsilon SystemsLos Alamos National LabLawrence Berkeley National LabLG ElectronicsMIT Lincoln LabNaval Post Grad SchoolNaval Underseas Warfare CenterOak Ridge National Lab, DOEPurdue UniversitySAICSodankyla Geophysical ObservatoryStanford UniversityUniversity of AlaskaUniversity of Akron, OhioUniversity of Buffalo, New YorkUniversity of California, CalTechUniversity of California Davis, CS DepartmentUniversity of DelawareUniversity of Kentucky, Center for VisualizationUniversity of Maryland, Laboratory for Physical Science (LPS)University of MinnesotaUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteUviversity of UtahUppsala University, Department of Cell & Molecular BiologyU.S. Army Research LabU.S. Airforce Research Lab (AFRL)U.S. Food & Drug AdministrationU.S. Naval Air Warfare CenterU.S. Naval Post Grad SchoolWright Patterson Airforce BaseI’m sure this guys are finding lots of cool ways to use PS3, Cell blades and Linux. Not to mention that all standard Linux desktop software works on PS3.I don’t know what exactly did you expect. Linux on PS3 works really nice, works fast enough, installation is easy, and damn thing plays games too. All for 400$.It is probably not for every PS3 user out there, but there are quite few of us that find it really handy. 2008-02-10 8:41 pm moondevilWhat did I expect?Nothing much, just the same support they provided for the Playstation 2.With the Playstation 3, I’m not allowed to do this. http://playstation2-linux.com/coding-on-playstation2.php#developmen…Shame on you, Sony. 2008-02-10 2:37 pm MachsterGee, I wonder if this version will finally support my G5. Regardless of Terrasoft’s claims of hardware support, it has not been compatible with PowerMac. I’ll give it another try when it is released. 2008-02-11 12:28 pm IshanThe problem with $ony is they don’t want linux to access the full hardware, mainly to prevent it being used as an efficient media center. What they want is shove people’s throat with its own crappy contaminated with DRM excuse for a media player.