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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RE[2]: April Fools?
by Odwalla on Tue 30th Mar 2010 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE: April Fools?"
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Define 'insane amounts' of bad press. This announcement won't do anything to PS3 sales whatsoever. Linux devotees have had 4+ years to buy a PS3 if they wanted Linux on it. The vast (and I mean *vast*) majority of people who might be interested in a PS3 are interested in it for entertainment purposes. The inclusion or removal of a dual boot feature means nothing to them.

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