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Gentoo Linux on the PS3 – CPUFreak91

CPUFreak91

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An anonymous reader writes "My friend Jake just bought a PS3, and he wanted to install Linux on it. Since he didn't know much about Linux, it was my responsibility to help him with it. His requirements Install a distribution which is easy to maintain and run. He wanted to make the full use of his Linux install, so he needed a distro which wouldn't hold him back with frustrating problems. The only solution was using a distro which had a better package management system, and did its work without bothering you, the end user. Having used Gentoo extensively, I knew that this would be the solution to my problems. What follows is full install instructions, plus personal opinions, on why Gentoo is better than Fedora Core or YDL on the PS3"

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/73429139/article.pl

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zookey

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Registered: 04-28-2002
I use Yellow Dog Linux on PS3 and it isn't bad--especially since my windows PC died and I still have acess to email now---but never used Gentoo--although, YDL is very user friendly--was kinda made for people who used Macs or Windows--and is very non-threatening and comes with Open Office and GIMP (photoshop likeprogram) as part of the install so it is pretty nice :-)

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Mene-Mene

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Registered: 10-23-2006
I'm full of dumb questions, but would xandros work on PS3? How powerful compared to a PC is a PS3?

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crazyishone

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It has better hardware than many "home" PC's, but thats about it. Anyone that has a specific purpose has access to better hardware. Whether or not they can afford the nice processor, latest graphics card, etc.. That is a different story.

So you can't compare a PS3 to all PC's., as PC's by nature aren't quite the same. If you don't have a custom built, post the model information. (Dell Something #### perhaps). I'll try to give you a general idea of how it stacks up against the PS3.

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Mene-Mene

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Registered: 10-23-2006
I have a custom built, but I can tell you some of the stats.

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Hyperthreaded 2.6 ghz.
RAM: 256 mb

I'd have to dig deep for my graphics/sound card, but I doubt its as good.

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crazyishone

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Right click on My Computer. Go to properties, then the hardware tab. Then click the Device Manager button. All your hardware should be in there. Go to Display Adapters to find your graphics card.

And from what you told me already, the PS3 has better specs.

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Mene-Mene

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I've heard 600 - 1000 but would it be cheaper?

I see the specs. What do you want to know?

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[This message has been edited by Mene-Mene (edited January 16, 2007).]

zookey

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From: Great Falls, Montana, USA
Registered: 04-28-2002
another thing to keep in mind about hardware: YDL (the only 'official' linux for PS3 provided by www.terrasoftsolutions.com) doesn't currently support 3D stuff yet (from my understanding--this info may be outdated) they are working on adding it in--and, once it is in, you would still need a program to emulate Windows to play Windows games---but still it is nice to have and pretty cool----in general I love the PS3 for the 'swiss army knife' approach--the only thing it doesn't do is make toast although, if you make a USb based toaster I bet some geek out there will code a program for Linux to operate the toaster LOL---I once saw a pic of a PC that used its' internal heat to run a coffee maker that was cool---that thing about the toaster reminded me of that

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