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Windows 7 on Playstation 3.

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  • Started 5 years ago by Jigouttrev
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Jigouttrev
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Do you think it is possible?

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

No, it's not possible. The PS3 uses the Cell processor, and Windows runs only on x64 or x86.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Good Info !!!!

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History:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_microprocessor

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Jigouttrev
Posts: 47

well isn't it possible cuz u can install linux,
off of linux u can run virtual box and then win 7
but it would be relatively slow

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whs
whs
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That would not work, I think.

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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

so, is it possible to run any other OS on PS3?

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

You can run Linux on it, but not Windows.

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jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

There are a lot of "Windows running on PS3" videos, but they are fake.

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darkwolf
darkwolf
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i heard something about sony having ALWAYS used a LINUX based program for ALL of their products. cellphones mp3 players etc......

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

darkwolf,

Info concerning Embedded Linux.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_Linux

Regards,
Rick P.

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darkwolf
darkwolf
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hey rick, i was more or less right. cellphones,mp3 players HAVE a flashdrive instead of a hard drive. NOTE: sony(erricson) CELLPHONES are flash units as well.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

darkwolf,

Thought you might like the info. (LOL)

Router and Modems for home networking use Linux also and MODDED versions can be installed.

Regards,
Rick P.

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darkwolf
darkwolf
Posts: 33

now my wife THINKS i AM nuts.lol. i am just a computer junkie.well sorta. i take old pc's and reformat the hdd's and put xp BACK on them.i have yet to know what the term "military wipe and format" means and HOW to do it.something that i have to learn.lol.
she was told BY a friend at work that w7 BETA does work on ps3. i told her just now to tell that person to PROVE IT.

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jd2066
jd2066
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There is no way to natively run Windows 7 unmodified on a cell processor like the PS3 has.
The only way to run Windows 7 natively would be to update the Windows 7 code to run on a cell processor like the Linux kernel code has been updated.
The trick is that no body outside of Microsoft has the knowledge and source code to do that.
The developers that added support to Linux had the knowledge to add cell processor support to it and did so.
The only developers that could add support to Windows 7 would be the ones on the "Windows 7 development team" because of reasons listed above.

It is quite possible that someone could have run a visualization software within a Linux system on the PS3 and booted Windows 7 inside of it but that could hardly be called running it on a PS3 as Windows 7 would be using virtual hardware and have no way to use the cell processor.

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