Playstation 3 on leopard

paraagent290

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I have a Question: I've noticed on my PS3 settings that it says "install other OS" well im thinking of buying leopard (new mac OS),from what i learned there is a feature called boot camp and as i've seen what it does and thinking about installing leopard, will i still have my PS3 Operating system? or no....
 

squeeks

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to back up what psycho said, Mac opperating systems (well the non hacked version) can only be installed on APPLE hardware

now it might be possible to install OSX-86 on the PS3 but i didnt suggest that...;)
 

psychofreak

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to back up what psycho said, Mac opperating systems (well the non hacked version) can only be installed on APPLE hardware

now it might be possible to install OSX-86 on the PS3 but i didnt suggest that...;)
The PS3 is not based on x86 hardware, it has a Cell processor, so that would not be possible. Anyway, Leopard's minimum RAM is 512MB, and the PS3 doesn't have that...
 

squeeks

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The PS3 is not based on x86 hardware, it has a Cell processor, so that would not be possible. Anyway, Leopard's minimum RAM is 512MB, and the PS3 doesn't have that...
osx-86 is just a linux bootloader, i know you said "Some versions of linux" i didnt know if darwin qualified as part of the "some"
 

disconap

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You could probably figure out how to install Darwin, but not OSX.

I'm curious about the XBox 360, which is (I think) PPC based...
 

AlexisV

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from what i learned there is a feature called boot camp and as i've seen what it does and thinking about installing leopard, will i still have my PS3 Operating system
Boot Camp is just a wizard and a bunch of drivers to enable you to install Windows XP or Vista on Intel Apple Macs. Nothing else.

You can't do it the other way around and install OS X on a PC (at least not without a lot of hacking, which is nothing to do with Boot Camp).

And installing it on games console is a mammoth and pretty pointless task.

The XBox isn't PPC based, by the way.
 

Spock

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Boot Camp is just a wizard and a bunch of drivers to enable you to install Windows XP or Vista on Intel Apple Macs. Nothing else.

You can't do it the other way around and install OS X on a PC (at least not without a lot of hacking, which is nothing to do with Boot Camp).

And installing it on games console is a mammoth and pretty pointless task.

The XBox isn't PPC based, by the way.
The X-Box 360 IS PPC based by the way PowerMac G5's were used to make software for the thing.
 

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