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That's because, before, the OS didn't have access to the hardware directly, but instead through a virtual system type software layer.

Now it's direct access.
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HTPC. OtherOS didn't have access to the GPU for hardware acceleration but OtherOS++ will provide full access to the GPU.
I was not aware they had unlocked this feature, I knew this was what effectivly Geo Hot was trying to do in the first place but with hardware acceleration I might give this another go since my BD drive is busted
   
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If you can boot games off the BR drive, too, this'd be great!
    
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Folding
the ps3 has a native folding app already But i think its limited to smaller work units.
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the ps3 has a native folding app already But i think its limited to smaller work units.
They got rid of that functionality when they removed the other OS function.
    
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They got rid of that functionality when they removed the other OS function.
what functionality?
folding is still there.
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watching movies and anime on VLC FTW
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I never understood the point of modding consoles other than for piracy.

What can you do with a console that you can't do with a PC?
I bet that 99.9% of console users also have a PC.
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I never understood the point of modding consoles other than for piracy.

What can you do with a console that you can't do with a PC?
I bet that 99.9% of console users also have a PC.
Ummm, they put it in a different room? I used to keep my PS3 in my living room, while my PC is in my bed room.
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I never understood the point of modding consoles other than for piracy.

What can you do with a console that you can't do with a PC?
I bet that 99.9% of console users also have a PC.
And? The Cell CPU is really good at integer calculations, maybe someone might make a video converter? Or use their PS3 as a cheap HTPC?
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Ummm, they put it in a different room? I used to keep my PS3 in my living room, while my PC is in my bed room.
my ps3 happens to be in the same room as my pc
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