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openSUSE 10.3 on PS3 and Other PowerPC Hardware

October 6th, 2007 by

The spicy power team concentrated for openSUSE 10.3 on supporting the Sony Playstation PS3, the major changes are:

  • openSUSE 10.3 is fully installable with YaST on the Sony Playstation PS3
  • a kexec-based bootloader called petitboot is used for PS3
  • There is a development pattern for Cell development on PS3 to easily install the needed packages

More details on installing openSUSE 10.3 on PS3 can be found at http://en.opensuse.org/PS3.

Besides the PS3, 10.3 also runs on the previously supported Apple Power Mac, IBM POWER, and Pegasos PPC hardware for details see http://en.opensuse.org/POWER@SUSE.