Install Windows Xp/Vista/7 via ubuntu via ps3?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by nintennuendo, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. nintennuendo

    nintennuendo Advanced Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    United States
    east coast usa
    So is there a way to install windows xp or seven on a ps3, probably by ubuntu or directly? I don't know, I don't have a ps3, I'm just wondering.
  2. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Yup its called virtual pc's [​IMG]
  3. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
  4. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    Twelve minutes to open notepad in XP? No thanks lol
  5. Foxle

    Foxle GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    United States
    The Playstation 3 runs off of a Power PC architecture, which Windows is not natively coded for (Windows runs on an x86 architecture). Because of this, the only operating systems you can natively run on a PS3 are those coded specficially for the Power PC. This limits you to a few different Linux distributions, and Mac OS X, it it weren't for Apple locking it to their hardware. If you want to run Windows on your PS3, then you've got to run it inside of a Virtual Machine on a linux operating system. This is very processor intensive, as the Virtual Machine has to take every x86 instruction and translate it into a Power PC instruction. The end result, as seen in the video, is a very, very slow edition of Windows which isn't worth running.

    So the short Answer? No, Windows XP/Vista/7 does not run on a PS3.
  6. Extreme Coder

    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 25, 2005
    Cairo, Egypt
    And neither is the Linux edition of the PS3 worth running too IMO (based on what I hear).
    No, I'm not saying Linux is bad (I love Linux, I have it as a dual-boot on all my PCs), but Sony limited access to the RSX(graphics chip) of the PS3, in short, imagine using Windows without your graphics driver installed.
  7. kikuchiyo

    kikuchiyo 大阪に生まれた男

    Jan 6, 2004
    United States
    I'm seriously considering buying the SEGA limited edition Yakuza 3 PS3 in Feb., so I've been doing research about this and I think that the PS3 only restricts linux from using it's 3D graphics chip. 2D should be the same as always. If anything is going to bottle neck Linux on the PS3 it's the low amount of RAM.