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[4]: April Fools?
by viton on Tue 30th Mar 2010 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
viton
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Because Sony restricted its access to memory (only half of the available RAM)
This is not true. And actually Linux can use much more memory than GameOS because it is possible to use videomemory as swapfile.

the GPU
GPU is nVidia IP. Do you ever saw they disclose anything?

many other things.
Can you be more detailed?

And even average joes would have used it if it had been shipped an integrated with the system.
PS3 Linux is for CELL developers, not for average joe. And GPU (under low-end by todays standards) is totally irrelevant thing here.

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