Originally Posted by Steve*MH
I know that there is now a free download available of the Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 operating system for the PS3. I would like to be able to download, burn, and install that specific version on a spare PC to just see how it runs and what it is generally like. Is this possible, or can it ONLY be installed on the PS3. I know it is optimized for the PS3, but should it not run on a regular PC as well with similiar results as the PS3?
As others have said, YDL is for PPC architecture, not regular PC's.
But even if it did work for PC's, why would you want it on a PC? Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 is a crippled version of linux.
You are much better off going with a Debian-based distro of linux for your PC such as Ubuntu,
or the ever-popular Mandriva (formerly Mandrake), or Fedora, which both use the RPM package management system also used in YDL.
The point is, if you want linux on your PC, it is wise to use linux distro's optimized for the PC, not PS3.