[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 v3.1.0.1
- 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:

About Fixstars
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 
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