I am not so much surprised, as I am ticked that it took them this long to implement this officially. Oh well, Linux on the PS3 is better than never.
Since E3, Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi has been calling the PlayStation 3 an “entertainment supercomputer” rather than a gaming console. Now, he’s revealed a new plan to make sure that it’s acknowledged as one.
In an interview with Impress PC Watch, Kutaragi disclosed that he plans to install the Linux operating system on the PS3′s hard disc drive (HDD) so it will be recognized as a computer, rather than a mere console.
But while Linux would require a hard drive to run on, Kutaragi told Impress PC Watch, “We’re not going to equip [the PS3 with] a HDD by default, because no matter how much [capacity] we put in it, it won’t be enough.” It was unclear whether he was referring to the previously known fact that the PS3 would not have an internal hard drive or whether he was indicating that the device would not come with the external 2.5-inch detachable HDD outlined in the specs revealed at E3. [Read the rest]