QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ May 24 2006, 02:18 PM)
It really bothers me when people brag about PS3 having Linux capabilities...
Because the PS2 had Linux as well, and look how much great stuff we got out of that... oh yeah NOTHING... what makes you think the PS3 will somehow be different?
I am not bragging! The PS2 did not really have Linux unless you purchased an expensive add-on which included HDD, Ethernet adapter and keyboard/mouse. It did not take off because historically, add-ons for consoles are not very successful - especially something like linux which average PS2 gamer would not benefit from.
Rumor is that the PS3 will be capable of booting Linux out of the box (supposedly it will have Linux pre-installed on the HDD). The question is how much Sony cripples it and whether or not it is of any real use for homebrew stuff.
That is why I think the PS3 may be different. We will not know until PS3 actually ships though.