As you would expect, as intrepid PS3 owners experiment with the system’s Linux capability more and more of these types of applications are likely to appear.
This one shows the PC version of Quake 3: Arena being played through the Fedora Linux operating system on the PS3. Whilst the framerate is pretty much too slow for the game to be playable and the resolution is too small, it’s worth considering that this is all done just using the Cell processor. The RSX cannot be accessed by Linux based programmes. That should tell you just how powerful the Cell is on its own.
I can’t wait to see what other older applications these coders can get running, although I’m still awaiting the bits that could be put together into a comprehensive media centre.
Written by: Tom
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