A few schematics show that the PS3 "guest" OS runs on a virtualized machine (like the OS of xbox 360), meaning that there is low chance to gain direct access to hardware parts.
Is there really an interest in running Linux on a machine less interesting than a powerful PC (because GPU can't be programmed)?
If half the memory is reserved to GPU, that would make only 256Mb for Linux.
Well... I guess a bunch of emulators can run with software-only graphics rendering... But no need for deluxe PS3 for that...
Either this situation can change or Sony will have really missed a major opportunity to avoid security hacking pressure.
Please report any journalist interviewing Sony officials on this subject... It's darn interesting to know what they think about guest OS restrictions.
Current documentation is clear. Access is "currently" denied.
Edited by openxdkman, 15 November 2006 - 09:25 AM.