*** Note: Apprently I copied this off PCMag, I don't really know what they are talking about, but hey, here's a link to thier site. I searched thier site for something like this guide, but couldn't find it, but I won't be labled a copier. This is just a guide like the PSP Linux , which was obviously know before someone posted it here.***
I know alot of you like the PSP Linux Idea. Trust me, i used it for awhile too. but it takes so long to start and it's still choppy with qemu. I used it from my usb stick before I got my psp. You need a pretty fast computer too.
I don't know if it was mentioned, but if you use Damn Small Linux you don't even need to get your PC to boot up from the PSP (make changes in the Bios ect..), all you have to do is extract the downloaded Linux Zip from them, move it to the PSP Memory stick, and run the exe (actually, think it 's a .bat) in the linux folder and linux will start up in windows, in a window, but on with the guide...
Because of the speed issues. I looked into alternatives to running stuff off the psp on a Home PC.
Basically you run windows programs off your memory stick. No, I know what your thinking. Thats not a crazzy idea. I thought of that. Well I just basically wanted to write a quick starters guide for the people who don't know!
This is a list of programs made or that work from just being launched for the psp (all free)
This is really cool. Basically it's firefox, but it runs off our psp on whatever computer your psp plugged into. The benifit of this is it keeps your book marks, firefox extenstions, and firefox themes wherever you go. On a school computer or home PC!
Same thing as firefox, but the mozilla email client. Saves all your emails to your PSP memory stick. all you have to do it load it up from the memory stick and hit "send and recieve" and your good to go on the move.
Another email client. Install it to any dir and copy that dir to your PSP Memory stick. Not that diffrent from thunderbird. I just prefer this one =P
I love this player. Just like winamp, but small, still skinable.
Very easy to install. You can actually download thier player off the website in zip and just extract it to the PSP Memory stick.
This is a great way to play those MP3's on your PSP on your PC. If you make a playlist and save it to the Memory stick, it works!
Very Nice FTP Client. All your saved FTP Sites will be saved right on the PSP Memory stick. Just plug in, choose ftp server and connect!
Trillian is a great MSN Client. And you can use it right off the PSP Memory stick! It will save your settings on the stick (accounts, Contacts, ect) I love how you could walk into a library and stick in your psp and start chatting on messenger.
In order to get this to work you have to follow a simple Tutorial here
Very Small. I mean Very small, MSN Client. Single EXE.
Link (Direct Download)
So After you get all these cool programs, you have probably installed them in a directory on your PSP.
Now I know what your saying, Rhian, I hate having to go to the memory stick and navigating to the program folder everytime to launch my Application.
Well theres a way around that too. There is a program called "Remora USB Quick Launch." It's very cool. It installs a program in the root on your PSP Memory stick and everytime you plug your psp in, it starts up a Tray Icon. You can right click on this icon and choose from a list of installed programs on your PSP to start up an application! In that same drop down menu you can set up bookmarks too! You can customize this Drop Down menu to your hearts delight. It also comes with an option to select a certain program from the PSP to launch automatically when you plug in the PSP.
This Program is also free. Get it here
Well thats about it. I didn't go into all the diffrent programs I have. Just a do a google search for something like "Small freeware programs" or "USB Drive software"
Just some idea's, but here is a list of other things I have had on my PSP memory stick and they all worked as a user on university computer (Non Admin)
- Open Office (Like Miscrosoft Office but free, Excel, Word, Power point)
- Date book
- Encrypted Pasword Storage Software
- Small HTTP Server
- Emulators (SNES\N64)
- Virus Checker (was at my at parents)
- CD Burning Software (yeah that right! I think it was called deep burner)
Here did a quick search. Check out this site for a whole list with tutorials on how to get each app to work Link
It's funny, I only use my PSP for Homebrew, MP3 and All of this!
If you have any questions, ask away!
next time i wouldnt copy PCmag if i were you:dry:
Not trying to win a medal, just wanted to let PSP Updates know. Didn't copy anything, simply learned everything through google searching.