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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

PS3 is too low-spec to be everyday computer.
Poor internet experience - no flash, slow linux video, low on memory, no gpu.
Your "huge" market is probably just 100s peoples in the world. I use PS3 linux FYI. But it isn't very useful.


PS3 packs actually quite a lot of power in it, it's just Sony who restricts the features Linux could use: Linux couldn't access GPU directly for example, thus the video performance was so poor. If only Sony didn't restrict it in such way PS3 could make for a great everyday computer and center of home entertainment.

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