So, I recently realized that I could run an external HDD into my PS3. I was wondering if I were to have an OS on that HDD, would I be able to start up the PS3 on that OS, and if so, would I then be able to play games and such, as if the PS3 were a PC?
Due to the PS3's rather unique internal architecture (CPU etc) I seriously doubt it as there OS wouldnt be able to identify the CELL CPU. However the PS3 is capable of running a Linux OS.
But it begs the question if you want to play games then PS3 has a reasonable catalogue of games on sale... why would you want to play PC games on a PS3 ? even if it were possible USB HDD's are not going to be fast enough anyway
IF ever it is possible, I still would not trade my desktop for PS3 (not that I hate Sony nor the Japanese). Console game units should have their own places so as PCs. There are many differences between the two