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Linux (Unofficially) Returns to the PlayStation 3

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In many ways, it was Sony's 2010 decision to remove Linux compatibility from the PlayStation 3 that sowed the seeds for the current PSN downtime and data attacks. So there's poignancy to the news that this week Linux has returned to the system.

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A team of homebrew developers have released a custom piece of firmware called "OtherOS++", which not only brings Linux compatibility back to the PS3, but improves on Sony's original offering by giving users access to "the system's innards".

The catch? You've got to be running old firmware prior to the installation of OtherOS++, otherwise it won't work.

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ricochetguro
ricochetguro

Come on, this is a crap headline. It gives the impression that its coming back officially.