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?
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: