Updating yellow dog linux on ps3
Well, that or until the OSS community get started on making an XBMC-like PS3 interface, since Sony believes all of your home's media should live on the PS3, and not on a media server. All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Yellow Dog Linux (also known as YDL) is Linux distribution for computers with Power Architecture like Power-PC based Apple computers, Sony Play Station 3 and IBM System p.Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 is binary compatible with its release for the former Apple Power PC product line and concurrent support for the Mercury Cell products and IBM Cell and p Series servers.That said, applications like these put Sony in a very difficult place.It is of course more usual to have the enterprise software running on much more expensive platforms, such as IBM blade servers or Apple Xserves.But the PS3 is capable of lighter duties, and will be used by the HELIOS sales team to demonstrate the software to customers.The PS3 uses a 64-bit Cell processor that runs at 3.2 GHz, is Power PC compatible with 256 MB of main memory, and has performance comparable to a G5 single CPU.The PS3 comes with the NVIDIA RSX Graphics Processing Unit, has a 60 GB 2.5" swappable serial ATA disk, and it offers both WLAN and Gigabit Ethernet for network connectivity.
It uses Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 as its operating system.First version was released in 1999 for Power PC-based Macintosh computers.The last version (7.0) was released in August 2012.With fully loaded servers running into multiple thousands of pounds, a compact demonstration server for under £500 makes perfect sense.The HELIOS bundle included on the demo disc image will only run for four hours at a time, allowing users to see what it can do and decide if a purchase is worth it or not. John Yardley, MD of HELIOS distributor JPY Plc, says: It might seem like a crazy idea, but pound for pound the PS3 offers amazing power.