Will YDL run on all Sony PS3 models?
Will YDL come pre-installed on PS3s at retail stores?
No. As an end-user of the PS3 you will install YDL on your PS3. This is a relatively simple, painless procedure.
Is PS3 support for Linux improved over that of the PS2?
Definately. Sony has designed the PS3 to run Linux. Your experience as an end-user will be optimal.
Where do I purchase YDL for the PS3?
Terra Soft's On-Line Store or via a YDL.net Enhanced account.
Can I download YDL for the PS3 for free?
As all versions of Yellow Dog Linux are distributed under the GPL, yes, once made available to the public mirrors.
How is YDL installed on PS3? Does it overwrite the GameOS?
YDL is installed via a bootloader and DVD, the details of which will be included in the Guide to Install. YDL runs on top of the GameOS much in the same way that Linux runs on top of firmware on Power or BIOS on x86.
Is source code included with YDL for the PS3?
Yes, on the second DVD, or from YDL.net accounts, and from the public mirrors.
Can I develop games for the PS3 GameOS from YDL?
In order to develop games for the PS3 GameOS, game developers require a special relationship with Sony under NDA and a special tool set. Neither the tools nor relationship are provided with Yellow Dog Linux nor through Terra Soft Solutions.
Will YDL support the Japanese version of the PS3?
Does YDL support the Japanese language?
As with the previous 2 versions of Yellow Dog Linux, Terra Soft's Japanese partner Amulet will create a special version of YDL which defaults to the Japanese language. Furthermore, Amulet works to optimize this Japanese language selection beyond that of the standard Fedora Core defaults, optimizing the experience of Japanese speaking persons.