Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:59 UTC, submitted by NiceGuyEddie
Games The PlayStation 3 Slim already had an ability penalty of -35 Geekiness because of its lack of the "Install Other OS" option, and now the regular PlayStation 3 will follow in its footsteps. A PS3 firmware update, scheduled to land April 1, will disable this option on regular PS3s as well. This, dear readers, is what we in the business call a "testicle move", especially since only a few weeks ago, Sony bold-facedly claimed the feature would not be removed.
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"Court room, here I come!"
by WereCatf on Mon 29th Mar 2010 13:08 UTC
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I already read about this on ./ and what struck me as critically idiotic is that Sony has always been advertising PS3 as a general-purpose computer and that it can run Linux. Yes, they themselves have been selling PS3 as a Linux-capable computer. Now they remove the capability from all those users who have bought PS3 with Linux in mind, including several large cluster-based researches, US army etc.

Basically they are inviting everyone to sue them and hang them from the nuts to the nearest tree.

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