I was tinkering around with the PS3 last night trying more than anything else to get vlc player to work, when I decided to check out the system diagnostics (like ctl-alt-del task manager in windows).
I noticed, although it could just not be showing a lot of stuff, that it only showed the processing load of two processors. Maybe I'm wrong or maybe FC5 doesn't support it yet/ever, but shouldn't there be 6 (7th one is reserved/unusable?) 3GHZ processors/SPEs around to multithread or handle separate applications?
This got me thinking that even though Fedora Core is nifty and will hold me over till Yellow Dog comes out, I'm thinking there's no way in hell that terrasoft (Yellow Dog creators) won't find some way to utilize all that processing goodness.
Besides that, my current experience with PS3 Linux is a little less than I expected. Maybe its the lack of a graphics card to do anything, maybe it's the only 256 MB RAM available (correct me if I'm wrong), maybe its the entire RPM installation dealy-o that I've heard people criticize, I don't know but it seems to chug along sometimes, mostly when I'm quickly switching between surfing the net for linux answers and trying/failing to install rpms (via both yum/terminal or the built-in rpm installer). Anyways, suffice it to say I expected everything to run faster than any computer I've used before. I'm sure there are a lot of kinks to work out but you get what I mean.
ANYWAYS, all I'm getting at is that even though terrasoft said there was going to definitely be no NVIDIA RSX support in YDL 5.0, I'm having dreams of Yellow Dog 5.0 being able to allow me to cast my 1.5 ghz 3 year old desktop away to some dark pc-game corner and hook up the PS3 to a yet-to-be-obtained 22 inch widescreen monitor and some optical audio setup where I can encode 5 or 6 720/1080p h.264 tv shows and movies for use on the XMB, each utilizing a different SPE, while at the same time using firefox/listening to music or watching a video with the last cell SPE.
That's what motivated me to sit outside in the rain for two days for this $600 contraption.
Anyone else have thoughts on the current or future state of PS3 linux?