Yes I know this function has been removed, but have just won (on the bay) a faulty PS3 with the other OS function intact. The fault is it will not read PS3 games or Blu Ray - so I am either going to use it as a media player or a media player and games machine (where the games are from PSN)
So obviously if I install linux I will lose all the functionality as a games machine as you cannot connect to PSN. I presume there is no workaround to get your existing PSN games onto a linux system
Can I navigate round linux (am thinking of YDL 6.0 or 6.1) with a controller. Is it simple? Would be happy with the PSN X media bar if the compatibility of files was a bit better...
Would I be better off installing a larger HDD direct to the console (160gb to replace 40gb) or running the 160gb as a usb drive and keeping the stock 40gb drive
And overall - is it worth it?? What can the PS3 do under linux (apart from better codecs and emulators) that it can't under sony OS?
And - slightly off topic - what is the likelyhood of major games being available as a download at a reasonable price?