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The PS3 root key saga continues, with hacker Geohot posting a video demonstrating homemade software running off of a PS3 using firmware 3.55. There's not much to the software, essentially a reworked "Hello World" that says "sup dawg, it's geohot," but it's more than enough to prove viability of homebrew software on the PS3.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/07/ps...-promises-fix/
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Freaking sweet. LINUX TIME BABY!
 
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But why would you want Linux on a PS3? am i missing something?
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but why would you want linux on a ps3? Am i missing something?
htpc???
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But why would you want Linux on a PS3? am i missing something?
well....

pretty simple - showing off what else it can do

But honestly if you have a computer... it seems useless... but if the person does not own a computer & only a console.. then it is useful.
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htpc???
Any other reason?
Thing is i could build a HTPC that costs less than a PS3 and performs better BUT then again you cant play ps3 games on it i spose. But really it isnt such of a big reason to spend endless months on trying to hack it?
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But why would you want Linux on a PS3? am i missing something?
You can use it as a sort of mini super computer and let it crunch data while you play games on you rig instead ofthat crunching data.

And also why not... ?
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Any other reason?
Thing is i could build a HTPC that costs less than a PS3 and performs better BUT then again you cant play ps3 games on it i spose. But really it isnt such of a big reason to spend endless months on trying to hack it?
Well If you already have a PS3 its nice to have options. Also the space the PS3 takes up is tiny. The option to by running linux then just go and play a game on the same tiny machine is very appealing to some.
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Any other reason?
Thing is i could build a HTPC that costs less than a PS3 and performs better BUT then again you cant play ps3 games on it i spose. But really it isnt such of a big reason to spend endless months on trying to hack it?
Build me a BD playing HTPC for less than $300 plskthx. There are only a handful of movie types that dont play on PS3 by default (MKV comes to mind, which is of course a major one) but even that is easily remedied with a simple conversion to VOB. Would I take the ability to play all movie files like a properly updated PC? Yes of course. Am I crushed that I can't? No. Using Tversity I can stream/transcode any movie file type and size that will play on my PC (all of them).

As to why do this? Because they can. Homebrew isn't about anyone doing anything far superior to another platform or big business. It is about people being able to do it themselves. You might as well be asking "Why overclock your PC?"
    
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I'm less interested in the homebrew and hacking, more so in what the hell Sony are going to do!
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