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Custom PS3 operating system in the works

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2010 14:38 User comments (7)

Custom PS3 operating system in the works A member of the PS3Hax forum has posted this weekend early screenshots of a custom PlayStation 3 operating system, one that can be installed if you have a jailbroken PS3 console.
The developer has dubbed the custom OS "PlayOS."

PlayOS is Linux-based, will run on firmware 3.41, and will take 730MB of external HDD since it runs off the Backup Manager.

The OS has a built-in dedicated web browser dubbed "PlayBrowse."

Because of hardware acceleration, the developer says users will be able to playback 1080p .mkv files.

Furthermore, the OS has support for .zip, .tar, .gz, .mp3, .avi, .mp4, and .divx.

It is important to note that you will need a development board, as it won't work with systems jailbroken with a smartphone.

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7 user comments

126.9.2010 15:15
davidike
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but sony will block you from playing any new games or online activities for installing this, they will probably harvest users IP addresses and send litigation letters demanding $1000,000,000,000, as they do from their other company's the MPAA & RIAA & all their global affiliates, once they get to your home they will probably just shoot you dead as its cheaper than litigation....

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Sep 2010 @ 15:28

226.9.2010 16:05

Originally posted by davidike:
but sony will block you from playing any new games or online activities for installing this
Remove the updates from the games. And I'd rather have homebrew than PSN online lol. I do have XBLive though.

Originally posted by davidike:
they will probably harvest users IP addresses and send litigation letters demanding $1000,000,000,000, as they do from their other company's the MPAA & RIAA & all their global affiliates, once they get to your home they will probably just shoot you dead as its cheaper than litigation....
lolwut? lol no chance.

EDIT : Also, this PS3 OS is a rumor at best, said to be fake by reputable sources.
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326.9.2010 22:40

Personally not really interested in a OS the runs from the game menu homebrew anyway, I rather see some CFW.



427.9.2010 2:39

where is dark alex when you need him?

527.9.2010 7:32

hahahaha i am sure he is working on something in his dark room.

If this is real, it is good to see some dashboards being made. Now rip it open and make sony shit themselves then i mite think about getting one for the linux console.

I only want it for a server, i play 360 :)

627.9.2010 23:16

From the sounds of it, this is just a hacked-up linux distro that is designed to run the same way that games do. There is no reason why this should not be possible...personally, I am desperately waiting for someone to port Yellow Dog or Ubuntu to a "game". I would rather see a true CFW (with OtherOS support), but I know that will probably take a lot longer.

The sixaxis JB is just a normal PIC-based jailbreak mounted inside the sixaxis; it is not a port to the sixaxis. That said, it is still possible we will see such ports to the actual sixaxis chip.

728.9.2010 7:35

Would it not be cool you boot up the OS and it runs games and is able to multi task while you play a game?


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