Playstation 3 on leopard

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  1. paraagent290 macrumors newbie

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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....
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    You can install Linux (only some builds) on a PS3, NOT Leopard...and if you do this, the PS3 OS is kept...
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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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...;)
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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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...
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    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"
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    Yellow Dog has a build specially made for the PS3, but Fedora has been installed.
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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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...
     
  8. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. Spock macrumors 68000

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    The X-Box 360 IS PPC based by the way PowerMac G5's were used to make software for the thing.
     
  10. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    I said the XBox, not the 360.

    The XBox has a Pentium 3, the 360 has a tricore G5 derirative in it.
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The original xbox was PIII based.
     
  12. hyddan macrumors member

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    Loaded with Windows NT, yes.
     

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