[sf-lug] yellow dog linux on sony playstation 3

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Dec 2 10:00:37 PST 2006

    anybody know about this? I saw a news blurb
to the effect that Yellow Dog released a PS3 linux
within a week of the PS3 debut. If the machine is
sufficiently extensible, it could be a "thumping"
good linux platform.

    summary of PS3 specs thanks to

"Sony also confirmed the PlayStation 3 will use Blu-ray discs as its 
media format. The discs can hold up to six times as much data as 
current-generation DVDs. It will also support CR-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, 
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. Sony also confirmed that the machine 
will be backward compatible all the way to the original PlayStation. It 
will also have slots for Memory Stick Duo, an SD slot, and a compact 
flash memory slot. It will also sport a slot for a detachable 2.5-inch 
HDD, somewhat similar to the Xbox 360's. Sony did not mention if the 
drive would be standard.

"Sony also laid out the technical specs of the device. The PlayStation 
3 will feature the much-vaunted Cell processor, which will run at 
3.2GHz, giving the whole system 2 teraflops of overall performance. It 
will sport 256MB XDR main RAM at 3.2GHz, and it will have 256MB of GDDR 
VRAM at 700MHz." 

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