Something to do with a PlayStation3 – spend 25 minutes waiting for Windows Vista to load

Computers, Gaming, Software, Weirdness

You have to love hackers. OK, so they occasionally hack into your email account and upload your cybersex email history to the internet for everyone to laugh at, print out and stick on the office noticeboard, but, once in a while, they pull off something truly magnificent.

Like this – getting Windows Vista running on a PlayStation3. It’s actually running under emulation, with Qemu 0.9.1 doing most of the work. Which is why it takes 25 minutes to boot up.

There’s quite a bit more to it than that, but it’s frankly way above my head and if I tried to explain how it’s been done I’d only get something wrong and look like an idiot. So go and read the clever man’s tutorial if you want to know how to get the world’s poorest OS working on the world’s most over-complicated console.

(Via PS3HaX)

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  • “What do you expect lol”

    Geeky comments from twats who miss the joke. Oh yeah, and questions without a question mark and amusing spellings of the word ‘bare’, apparently.

  • Vista demands a bear minimum of 512MB of RAM, with atleast 1GB recommended for a decent performance. The PS3 has 256MB of RAM… What do you expect lol

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