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danboid
Anybody got a PS3 today?

Did anybody buy one in London and get a free 46" HDTV? Not a bad deal that eh? Was that offer just in London or did they run it anywhere else in England or Europe?

I asked to put my ear right up to the display model in our local Dixons today and I'm glad to say that as far as I can tell the PS3 is totally silent- every bit as quiet as the previous models at least. 1-up for Sony there then - the xbox 360 kicks out its fair share of noise (its noisier than my Athlon I'd say) which causes stress and can ruin it for use as a music or movie playback device for some people.

I'm eager to see how ardour and zynaddsubfx w/ a USB soundcard will perform on PS3 gentoo. 256MB RAM won't get you all that far though- they messed that bit up but it is supposed to be incredibly fast RAM.
Antikx
I have no use for a PS3 since I have Dosbox working on my Zaurus. smile.gif
In all seriousness, I hear the Australia launch was pretty quiet too.
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(Antikx @ Mar 23 2007, 01:45 PM)
In all seriousness, I hear the Australia launch was pretty quiet too.
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Unlike in the US where, unless I am mistaken, somebody got shot over a PS3.
Jon_J
According to websites that discuss Blu-ray, getting a PS-3 is the least expensive Blu-ray player available.
Also the deluxe model has a CF/SD card reader built in.
All kinds of PS-3 discussions here at blu-ray.com
http://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29
danboid
The PS3 would've made a much bigger splash, I think, if it had come with Debian or Ubuntu with a well configured, tooled-out XFCE 4.4 desktop pre-installed and, most importantly, a proper 3D accelerated X server. They could've then legally bundled a few OGL Linux games like foobillard, xmoto and gunroar and included Blender too as a great productive use of the PS3s 3D capabilities but instead we get X11cripplevision
InSearchOf
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 23 2007, 02:01 PM)
QUOTE(Antikx @ Mar 23 2007, 01:45 PM)
In all seriousness, I hear the Australia launch was pretty quiet too.
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Unlike in the US where, unless I am mistaken, somebody got shot over a PS3.
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Yep this is true... and someone in my city got held at gun point in a parking lot... for his ps3...

Its sad what people will do for a game system... I will just stick with my Zaurus

I bet no one got mugged for a Zaurus :-)

Late
harvell
I hear of more sales for the Nintendo Wii than about the PS3. I heard most people were in line at the stores just to resell them on craigslist or ebay.
Antikx
ya, the Wii's doing well. Good for them.
desertrat
Man kills friend over PlayStation
danboid
Could I please request an end to the postings about death, violence and playstations and change it to a more pleasant and appropriate Linux on the PS3 or maybe hacking the PS3? Yes, people have been fighting over getting a PS3 just as their are multiple wars, fights and even blood rituals and sacrifices going on now but I really don't want want to know about this aspect of the new machine thanks.

So, are there plans to port Angstrom to the PS3? Is anyone working on it already?
Meanie
QUOTE(danboid @ Mar 24 2007, 07:29 PM)
Could I please request an end to the postings about death, violence and playstations and change it to a more pleasant and appropriate Linux on the PS3 or maybe hacking the PS3? Yes, people have been fighting over getting a PS3 just as their are multiple wars, fights and even rituals going on now but I really don't want want to know about this aspect of the new machine thanks.

So, are there plans to port Angstrom to the PS3? Is anyone working on it already?
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buy me one and I might do it smile.gif
harvell
Not sure about PS3 however this looks cool.

http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Main_Page

I wonder if opera 9 can be ported over to a Z distro from the Wii
deadite66
wonder how many in the ppl queuing for a ps3 were tipped off they were going to give out free TVs.
speculatrix
a colleague is really into gaming and rejoiced at the lack of interest as he has a 360 and wants it to remain king. as i understand it there are 3 different variants of 360 dvd drive, all different noise levels; the latest one has a benq drive which is said to be fairly quiet, my colleague's is a samsung which is the noisiest!

the only thing stopping me upgrading my old xbox (chipped, running xbox media centre, which is awesome!) to a 360 is that I'd want one with dvi/hdmi connector and the hd-dvd integrated.
Jon_J
walmart sent out fliers yesterday (in the mail).
Playstation 3 60GB game console is on one of the inside pages.
It's listed as $599.00 US dollars.
That seems awfully expensive, especially for being at walmart.

It only shows the console and one controller.
No included games are shown.
Only one controller, for that price, I would think you would get 2 controllers and a bundled game.
speculatrix
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Mar 30 2007, 09:02 PM)
walmart sent out fliers yesterday (in the mail).
Playstation 3 60GB game console is on one of the inside pages.
It's listed as $599.00 US dollars.


about GBP320, when in the UK it'd cost GBP450?, about ?US$875?
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