How To Transform PlayStation 3 Console Into PC
PlayStation 3 console is the most advanced gaming system than the two current competitors, the Xbox 360 and Wii. Only the PlayStation 3 console that uses Blu-ray technology, no additional costs and no complicated codes required when joining PlayStation network, and allows Sony fans to transform PlayStation 3 console into a PC or home computer.
Yes, you can change the PlayStation 3 console into a PC using Linux. This can be done legally because the Sony includes OtherOS Install option in the the cross menu bar (XMB) and has appointed third party as the official distribution for the PlayStation 3.
There are several advantages when installing Linux on the PlayStation 3 console, which are:
-. You can surf the internet using a browser like FireFox.
– Communicate with other people using instant messaging applications.
– Using open source applications to create spreedsheets and documents.
– Allows you to receive and save files from outside server.
– Run various emulators that allows you to play your favorite games on PlayStation 3 console.
– You can watch movies and listen to music on PlayStation 3 console.
– You can personalize PlayStation 3 console as can be done in a PC or home computer.
– And still many more to be done when your PlayStation 3 console is installed with Linux.
How to Install Linux on the PlayStation 3 Console ?
When you want to install Linux on the PlayStation 3 console then make sure that you back up your file first. Linux will not interfere with PlayStation 3 operating system, instead it will run in harmony without messing up other’s capabilities. Linux installation will erase your saved games. So make sure you back up your files first before install Linux on PlayStation 3 console.
Currently, installing Linux on the PlayStation 3 console is not difficult. This is possible because there are various programs that can help you out. You only have to download the program (high rated program of course), install the program into the PlayStation 3 console, and let the program install Linux to the PlayStation 3 console. It’s very easy and simple.
Unfortunately, you can only install Linux on an older version of the PlayStation 3 console and can not be done on the new version (PlayStation Slim). Sony removes the Linux installation capabilities via firmware updates. OtherOS feature is disabled by firmware version 3.21 but still able to run on the older PlayStation 3 console that uses firmware version of 3.15 or lower.
Sony definitely has a reason why it could not install Linux on a new version of the PlayStation 3 console. If there is a feature that can enrich the PlayStation 3 console and many people would like it, why should eliminate this capability?