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Sony PS3 combine forces with Apple
Old 7th August 2005
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Sony PS3 combine forces with Apple

Sony PlayStation 3 'Cell' processor to support OS X
Thursday, August 4, 2005 @ 12:15pm


A new posting on Sony UK's website indicates that the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) may be compatible with the Mac OS X. The article in Sony's magazine says that the company has not finalized an operating system for the PS3, which is expected next year, but may be further delayed into 2007. The PS3 gaming device will use a new multi-core 3.2GHz Cell processor developed jointly by IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba will support a variety of operating systems, such as Linux or Mac OS X Tiger. While many rumor sites have speculated that the Cell processor could run Mac OS X, this is the first time Sony has officially mentioned support for Mac OS X. Sony's website says the PS3 is expected to offer optional hard drives of up to 80GB or 120GB, but that it "remains to be decided whether the standard version of the PS3 will come complete with a hard drive. The operating system has also yet to be clarified. The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."


Nice... X-box microsoft and PS3 Apple, we should get some wicked games out of this competition
Old 7th August 2005
  #2
azz
Gear Head
 

Yikes! ... dident see that one comeing.
Old 7th August 2005
  #3
Well, Sony has manufactured laptops for Apple.

Why not this?

One question -- I'm not a gamer and don't follow the game HW front at all -- what size/kind of RAM do these units have? OS X has many great aspects -- but lean-and-mean isn't generally considered one of them.
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