Ubuntu on PS3?

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  1. pickles

    pickles New Member

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    Alright guys, I'm new to the operating systems on PS3. Is it worth installing Ubuntu? What kinds of things can you do? Thx.
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    I have it. It took a while to get it fully configured with my hdtv, but once i got it working, i got bored within 2 hours.
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  4. pickles

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    What exactly can you do? And I have the latest update on my PS3. Like, I checked for updates today and I still have the latest version. Will that work with Ubuntu 7.10?
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    all that gives you is faster internet and a better youtube plugin,....but at least its halfway supported by sony.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Why you want Ubuntu on your PS3:

    • Internet Surfing
    • Sites like Hulu
    • Media Center capabilities
    • Emulators: N64, PS2, PSOne, Dreamcast, and so on.
    • Really fast video encoding/conversion

    Those are the main reasons why I would really want to get Ubuntu on a PS3, hell, the main reason why I want a PS3 period.
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    i just figured out
    that hulu is not supported in canada

    that's stupid
    hulu looks like an amazing site
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    pickles New Member

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    Alright, but will it work on the newest firmware?
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    I doubt the firmware of the PS3 has anything to do with Ubuntu since you're going to be partitioning your drive to have both OS' (Ubuntu & PS3)
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    murphmanny Banned

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    i was thinking about doing it to my ps3
    but just don't have the os
    where can i get it

    edit: nm i got it
    i little google search can't hurt

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