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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Hey, big organization using PS3 as cluster probably have some kind of special contract with Sony. I'm sure they don't use plain old Firmware like we do.

This move by Sony is impacting "ordinary" people, geek, who liked to run Linux on a PS3. And that amount to how many users? Do we have stats on this?

I would risk a guess that for 99% of the PS3 users, they use it to play game, PSN, watch movie, and do other multimedia stuff that the PS3 can do.

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