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First PlayStation 3 LiveCD

Takeshi Yaegashi announced a couple of days ago the release of what appears to be the first Debian Linux LiveCD for the brand new PlayStation 3 gaming console: 

“I’ve released Debian Live CD for PLAYSTATION 3, which also integrates Debian-Installer in the single ISO image […] I thank you for developing such a nice software. I hope that live-package should have more support for architectures other than i386/amd64.” So if you already own a PlayStation 3 and you wanna try a Linux distro without any installation hassle, then you can try right now this LiveCD and enjoy some nice Linux experience on your PS3 console.

This Debian LiveCD for PS3 is available right now for download here. Thanks to the included Debian-Installer package, you can easily install Debian GNU/Linux on PlayStation 3 with this single CD. The CD boots into a GNOME 2.14 desktop environment and contains about 400 software packages. It is powered by a PS3 customized, 2.6.16 Linux kernel.

Let’s have a look at some of the included packages:

• GNOME 2.14
• Firefox
• GCC 4.1.1
• Gedit 2.14.4
• apt
• Aptitude 0.4.4-1
• Bluetooth 3.7-1
• busybox 1.1.3-3
• dhcp3-client 3.0.4-12
• dpkg 1.13.25
• eject 2.1.4-2.1
• gnupg 1.4.6
• gzip 1.3.5-15
• hal
• iptables
• nano 2.0.2-1
• Perl 5.8.8-7
• Python 2.4.4-2
• ssh 1:4.3p2-8
• tar 1.16-2
• traceroute 1.4a12-21
• udev 0.103-1
• wget 1.10.2-2
• whois 4.7.20
• X.Org 7.1.0-10

About PlayStation 3: PlayStation 3 gaming console is the successor to PlayStation and PlayStation 2 and competes primarily against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii. The console was released on November 11, 2006 in Japan and on November 17, 2006 in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is expected to be released in March, 2007 in Europe, Australia and Singapore.

DownloadDebian LiveCD for PlayStation 3


PlayStation 3, LiveCD, Debian, Linux

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