[yellowdog-announce] Bootable Linux USB drive for PLAYSTATION3: Press Release 4 August 2009
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Tue Aug 4 08:41:45 MDT 2009
Introducing Yellow Dog Linux on a USB Flash Memory Stick for PS3
LOVELAND, COLORADO, 4 August 2009 - Fixstars today announced the availability
of "YDL on a Stick," a USB flash drive containing a bootable version of
Yellow Dog Linux v6.2 for the Sony PS3. With "YDL on a Stick," installation
has never been easier--simply plug-in the USB stick, install the bootloader,
boot into YDL--and you're running Linux on your PS3.
"'YDL on a Stick' is a compact and portable alternative to a full
installation," states Owen Stampflee, Fixstars Linux Product Manager. "Since
everything runs from the USB drive, 'YDL on a Stick' is ideal for users who
want to try out Linux without sacrificing space or having to back up or
reformat their PS3."
"YDL on a Stick" comes with a customized version of YDL v6.2 on a 16GB OCZ
Diesel Flash drive. Chosen for being high quality and durable, the Diesel
flash drive has achieved 31.18 MB read performance and 30.78 MB write
performance in recent DiskBench performance benchmarks*.
"YDL on a Stick" offers the full functionality of the v6.2 release, including:
- An updated kernel v2.6.29 for 64-bit systems
- OpenOffice 3.0
- Firefox 3.0.6
- IBM Cell SDK v184.108.40.206
- The next generation of ps3vram and Xfce 4, a fast and lightweight desktop
Fixstars' July 13th Press Release offers more detail as to the
features included with YDL v6.2:
Customers may purchase "YDL on a Stick" with or without a 6 month membership
to YDL.net Enhanced from which they may access the installation support forum
and updates to the software before they are released to the public mirrors.
"YDL on a Stick" is available at Fixstars' on-line Store:
Installation instructions are available on-line:
* Benchmarks for the 16 GB OCZ Diesel Flash drive are available at:
Fixstars, a pioneer in the Multi-core industry, is a leading provider for
services and solutions for such processors as the Cell Broadband Engine and
GPU. Since 2008 Fixstars, in conjunction with Broadcast International, has
been focused on optimization, product development, and marketing for the
innovative CodecSys software for Multi-Core platforms. In addition, Fixstars
offers complete Multi-core ecosystem including turn-key products ideal for
the Financial, Medical, Manufacturing, and Digital Media markets. Founded in
2002, Fixstars is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary Fixstars
Solutions in San Jose, CA and Loveland, CO.
For more information, visit us.fixstars.com
GigaAccel, Yellow Dog Linux and YDL are registered trademarks of Fixstars
Corporation. IBM, PXCAB, and POWER are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of
Linus Torvalds. Additional product and company names mentioned may be
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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