Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Sony claims PS 3 Linux & Tiger capable

Filed under
Gaming

SONY HAS stuck an interesting sentence into the very last line of a release that tells us the wonderful technological heights that the console will be able to aspire to. The company said: "The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."

In the upcoming age of online-enabled consoles with plenty of ports and capabilities for extra peripherals - a keyboard, for example – it doesn’t take a genius to spot where Sony might be going with this line of thought.

So, are future consoles a PC replacement? Well, at least a Mac replacement at this stage.

The company does mention just before that little bombshell that "Sony is expected to offer optional hard drives for the PS3 with potential memory capacity of 80 or 120 GB", meaning that the HD space is there for computer replacements.

Interesting strategy. µ

theinquirer.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 Phones in February

The first two companies that have been confirmed to release phones with Ubuntu Touch are Meizu and Bq. Until now, only Meizu showed any kind of involvement with Ubuntu Touch and they were the first to announce a launch window. On the other hand, Bq has been silent, but it seems to have been very busy and to be the first one out the door. Read more

Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linus announced on Friday night that he's closing the merge window early for 3.19. Torvalds said that he's pulling the last of the pull requests on Saturday -- related to KBuild and the READ_ONCE split-up -- but is planning to then close the merge window. Read more

X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Julien Cristau of Debian announced the X.Org Server 1.16.3 release on Saturday morning. The primary focus of this release is on correcting the security issues within the GLX, DIX, XV, DRI3, RENDER, and other areas of the xorg-server code-base affected by outstanding security problems. Read more