Great news for all you Linux geeks/gamers the new PS3s are going to come with a hard disk pre-installed with Linux.
. . . the gaming console will ship with an upgradable 60GB hard drive pre-installed with Linux . . .
In addition to running Linux from its hard-drive, the PS3 is expected to be available with various Linux-based productivity packs that turn the game into a computing appliance for special applications such as digital video editing.
Additionally, the PS3 will have network interfaces, and will avail users of network-based services such as “matchmaking, messaging, rankings, friends lists, voice/video chat, in-game shopping, and game downloads,” according to 1up.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is just another reason why, despite the delays, I am holding out for a PS3. Sure, I am going to have to hold out for a long time since they’re going to cost $800 for the first couple months. But I know that good things come to those who wait, and my NCAA Football 2007 will be that much sweeter after all of my perservering.