Popular Mechanics has a must-read guide up for PS3 owners alike. If you’ve been interested in putting Linux on your Playstation 3 and need a little help getting things done, then this guide was made for you. You’ll end up replacing the hard drive and gaining the ability to dual-boot between Linux and the PS3 OS, allowing for open-source computing and powerful gaming.
The hard drive swap is optional, but it’s highly recommended by PopMech. Personally, I feel that a 60GB or 80GB model will do just fine. After all, it’s a console, not a personal computer. Put those Cell processors to good use and throw a copy of Ubuntu on your PS3. You wouldn’t want to upset two sets of fanboys at once, would you?