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Non-gaming gaming console questions — allowed?

I don't think that this question (or questions like it) should be on Gaming stack Exchange. Are these questions OK to ask?

How can I install Firefox on the PS3?

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    What kind of questions? Why? Explain yourself. (Do it by editing the question, please.) In general, questions about consoles are on topic.
    – badp
    Dec 4, 2011 at 22:41
  • @badp wrong, only gaming questions about consoles. please read the FAQ or see that question is closed.
    – IAdapter
    Dec 5, 2011 at 15:16
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    @IAdapter the FAQ does not say that. Questions about watching Netflix on the PS3 are on-topic.
    – badp
    Dec 5, 2011 at 15:41
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    @NickT Considering that question is over a year old, I don't see the problem with revisiting the discussion with a new meta post to see if the opinion of the community has changed.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Dec 5, 2011 at 17:13
  • @Wipqozn this post doesn't present an argument either way, simply asks if this is on-topic. As it is now, this is an exact duplicate. If edited to argue against the status quo, sure, it's novel.
    – Nick T
    Dec 5, 2011 at 17:15
  • @NickT Good point.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Dec 5, 2011 at 17:21
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    I've brought this up on SuperUser: meta.superuser.com/questions/3804/… Dec 5, 2011 at 21:02

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I answered the question, and I felt it was on-topic. Console modding has been discussed in the past, and allowed. This is just an extension of that. The real question he was asking was along the lines of:

"Can I modify or install different software on my PS3 than what it came with?"

which I think is a valid console-mod related question. It's also part of what the PS3 was designed to do when it was first built. Sadly, the functionality was removed.

Had he been asking:

"I installed linux on my PS3 and I'm having problem xyz"

that might be a better question for another site, one that deals with Linux installs and debugging. But there is at least one other question on this site that covers a very similar topic and was answered + left open:

What is the PS3 Jailbreak?

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