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Sep 17 2012
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linux on ps3

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i see a video online saying when the ps3 came out you were ment to be able to put a linux operating system on it.  do they still let you do this

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Re: linux on ps3

Sep 17, 2012

No, this was first taken out of PS3 Slims and then later a firmware update removed the ability from all PS3 models...

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Re: linux on ps3

Sep 17, 2012

ozz1243 wrote:

i see a video online saying when the ps3 came out you were ment to be able to put a linux operating system on it.  do they still let you do this


The [Install Other OS] was disabled on all PS3s, on April 1, 2010 with PS3 update 3.21.

 

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Sep 17, 2012

I remember when I used to brag about this PS3 feature... its been long gone at this point though.

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Sep 17, 2012

why did they get rid of it. top idea if you ask me 

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Sep 17, 2012

ozz1243 wrote:

why did they get rid of it. top idea if you ask me 


Because it was EASY to pirate movies and games..... just a simple command in the terminal and in a few minutes you had an exact clone of the disc onto the hdd or external device.

 

Some people were also finding it easy to hack the PS3

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Sep 18, 2012

i do lol

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I wish Sony would give us back the ability to put Linux on our PS3's so all PS3 owners could put a REAL web browser on their PS3's. Or at the very least they should give us the ability to put a REAL web browser on our PS3's since the one that comes installed on the PS3 sucks and is pretty much useless. I've had it freeze/lock up and have to turn off  using on/off switch or unplug my PS3 on multiple occasions.

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MackAttackM1 wrote:

I wish Sony would give us back the ability to put Linux on our PS3's so all PS3 owners could put a REAL web browser on their PS3's. Or at the very least they should give us the ability to put a REAL web browser on our PS3's since the one that comes installed on the PS3 sucks and is pretty much useless. I've had it freeze/lock up and have to turn off  using on/off switch or unplug my PS3 on multiple occasions.


Not gonna happen. If you want to use Linux of some kind then find a PC that someone is getting rid of, and install it on that. 

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Apr 28, 2014

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