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Linux on PS3 for (LEGAL) Fun and Profit (or just Fun)

RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I have recently come into possession of a Fat PS3 with the old 3.15 firmware installed on it. What are the ramifications of this, you ask? Well, 3.15 was a firmware before they disabled the OtherOS ability to install other Operating Systems on the console.

Since I already have another PS3, this leaves me a free console to explore, so I was wondering what an enLinuxed PS3 could do. Does anyone have any experience with what would be fun - AND LEGAL (added on Mod advice) - to do with such a rig, or would it be just best if I updated it to the modern firmware and use it as a normal PS3?

As denoted by the bolded section, please don't suggest anything legally questionable. No emulators or such.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    I played around with the Linux and it was cool, but ultimately too limited to be more than a curiosity.

    Give it a shot - I think it's Yellow Dog Linux? - and play around with it.

    Mugsley wrote:
    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Yeah, aside from a curiosity, installing Linux on it only really served any purpose for organizations who clustered Linux-installed PS3s as a poor man's supercomputer. Sony purposefully gimped the processor so Linux couldn't really take full advantage of it.

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