Sometime the world is full of contradiction. On one side you have Sony that fight on the ground of DRM and put spyware on their music discs, and the other hand you can run Linux on their devices. I think it is more related to the organization of the company and how they are business driven. In that case Linux is business driven.

  • Running Linux on Playstation 3. The Playstation was rumored to include lot of anti-freedom features, include one that would mark the game media to not play it in another machine after the first time (to avoid the used game market). I don't know what happened to it, but apparently it is gone. But you can run Linux on the Playstation 3 and it is supported by Sony. Note that Playstation 2 had a similar option as well. But the Playstation 3 might be able to provide a decent hardware platform for distributed computing with its cell-processor.
  • Mylo to ship, and it runs Linux and Qtopia. Not cheap either: USD$350.