UPDATE: He has opened a git repo here...
Over the last few weeks, Marcan, famous for some of the ground-breaking Wii hacks, has been working on his own version of Linux for the PS3, that will even run on the Slim.
Not many details are out yet on how it is done, but from some of the hints on his Twitter, you need flashable/upgradable dongle with at least 64k flash, whereas most of the cheap clones out there only have 16k or 32k of storage.
And it looks like he is uploading a new lvl1 kernal via TFTP access, not sure if that means you need a PC also in the end to do the upload, or if he is doing the upload via the larger-size dongle.
Anyhow his recent tweets show that he looks to making good progress:
For more recent updates follow him here: http://twitter.com/Marcan42Originally Posted by Marcan42
@PS3HAX - Thanks for the un-official logo, I stole from your news post!
News Source: http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/09/asbest...firmware-3-41/
UPDATE: Corrected mistake regarding memory/size and updated his twitter quotes!