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Remember that the 233mhz CPU for PS2 is 128 bit, not 32 bit like the Xbox, and most home computers.
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CPU: 128 bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294 MHz, 10.5 million transistors
From WIKi

ALso with the test at gamespot 360vs ps3 that test so could be rigged.
They never tell you what they we testing on?
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Doesn't matter, they said they tested both under the same equipment.
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What about Linux? sony opened up the ps3 and encourages linux to be installed by using the other os installer. Putting linux on your ps3 would let it do anything your PC can do. Support for the Cell processor has already been added to the linux kernel, and the next round of distro versions, such as Ubuntu Fiesty, will in all likeliness support it. Dedicated ps3 distributions would be in the works right now if it weren't for the lack of ps3s to go around. Nonetheless, Yellow Dog Linux has complete support and all distributions that include a PowerPC version will run on the ps3, though without taking full advantage of the Cell processor yet. Does 20 or even the 60 GB HD not sound like enough? Well Sony has made it easy to put it your own hard drive, except I believe it has to be a 2.5 SATA. I'm currently in need of a new computer, and the ps3 might just be the answer to what I need.
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What about Linux? sony opened up the ps3 and encourages linux to be installed by using the other os installer. Putting linux on your ps3 would let it do anything your PC can do. Support for the Cell processor has already been added to the linux kernel, and the next round of distro versions, such as Ubuntu Fiesty, will in all likeliness support it. Dedicated ps3 distributions would be in the works right now if it weren't for the lack of ps3s to go around. Nonetheless, Yellow Dog Linux has complete support and all distributions that include a PowerPC version will run on the ps3, though without taking full advantage of the Cell processor yet. Does 20 or even the 60 GB HD not sound like enough? Well Sony has made it easy to put it your own hard drive, except I believe it has to be a 2.5 SATA. I'm currently in need of a new computer, and the ps3 might just be the answer to what I need.
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Ok yeah i guess i should have included a couple links, so first off, a Sony site.

http://www.playstation.com/ps3-openplatform/index.html

Yellow Dog Linux

http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/products/ydl/

Now there isn't official support for any other linux distros but they are simple enough to install, sony was kind enough to leave it open. Gentoo and Fedora Core and Ubuntu are working quite well. I haven't read up on any others, but they are likely to be having the same success. A quick search of something so vague as "ubuntu ps3" should have you finding what you need.
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Ok yeah i guess i should have included a couple links, so first off, a Sony site.

http://www.playstation.com/ps3-openplatform/index.html

Yellow Dog Linux

http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/products/ydl/

Now there isn't official support for any other linux distros but they are simple enough to install, sony was kind enough to leave it open. Gentoo and Fedora Core and Ubuntu are working quite well. I haven't read up on any others, but they are likely to be having the same success. A quick search of something so vague as "ubuntu ps3" should have you finding what you need.
Thats nice to see, I know there was a build for PS2. I don't know if a PS3 would be a useful as computer though... :/
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I'm currently in need of a new computer, and the ps3 might just be the answer to what I need.
That's a valid point. However, it is only valid for a fairly niche market of hardcore linux users. So for dedicated linux fans that a) do not want to buy both a PC and a console, and b) are on the fence between an X360 and a PS3; then this might be a tipping point. They can run their PS3 in PS3 mode for gaming and linux mode for computing.

But crappy Windows PCs can be had for $600 and below already, and this is what the vast majority of people looking for "cheap computers" will go for.
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PC.All the way,just my opinion.

Deff bro!!!! I tell people who needs xbox's, and then I quickly reply that my computer is better than an xbox (hardware wise). And they laugh at me, where has the computer gaming went!!!!!!

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Yeah, I much prefer a PC over any console.
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