Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 27th Aug 2009 20:31 UTC
Games The recent release of the PS3 Slim brought about joy for those who were waiting for a less expensive/smaller gaming system and indignation for those who were waiting for a Linux experimental machine of the same type as there was no "OtherOS" or Linux option on this model. Why? we cry sadly. Because, the deep, omniscient voices of two Sony representatives boom back.
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RE[3]: more secure
by nt_jerkface on Thu 27th Aug 2009 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: more secure"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Please try to read more than once sentence, i know it's hard but you might get my point. My point was that if they allow to install an alternative os an entire hurd of hackers will lose interest.


You said:

The entire linux-must-run-on-my-toaster crowd is happy, so they will not try to hack your system.


When you open the system you OPEN THE SYSTEM.

Trying to placate the homebrew crowd by making it open only invites the crowd that wants to cheat/pirate the games. It isn't as if there is a single crowd of homebrew hackers with good intentions that will only work on cheating/piracy exploits if they are offended.

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RE[4]: more secure
by Narishma on Thu 27th Aug 2009 23:21 in reply to "RE[3]: more secure"
Narishma Member since:
2005-07-06

Trying to placate the homebrew crowd by making it open only invites the crowd that wants to cheat/pirate the games.

All fine except you can't run PS3 games on Linux. They run on the PS3's game OS and you can't access that from Linux because of the hypervisor.

It isn't as if there is a single crowd of homebrew hackers with good intentions that will only work on cheating/piracy exploits if they are offended.

No but they will work on it if they have no other option. Up until now they had the option to install Linux easily and that's why nobody bothered to crack the PS3. Now they can't on the new PS3s so I'm guessing we'll start seeing exploits appear for those and that will allow piracy too.

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RE[4]: more secure
by winter skies on Fri 28th Aug 2009 09:06 in reply to "RE[3]: more secure"
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21

"Please try to read more than once sentence, i know it's hard but you might get my point. My point was that if they allow to install an alternative os an entire hurd of hackers will lose interest.


You said:

The entire linux-must-run-on-my-toaster crowd is happy, so they will not try to hack your system.


When you open the system you OPEN THE SYSTEM.

Trying to placate the homebrew crowd by making it open only invites the crowd that wants to cheat/pirate the games. It isn't as if there is a single crowd of homebrew hackers with good intentions that will only work on cheating/piracy exploits if they are offended.
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This is so laughable that I don't even care about replying, even though I am doing so. You are too paranoid about this kind of security.
Cheating/piracy exploits on such a console?? Don't fool yourself... We have yet to establish a perfect hardware compatibility with Linux on common platforms such as x86, where you often have to cope with sluggish/broken drivers even if they are developed by the hardware maker itself (think about the intel drivers for xorg and the all the mess they have caused on the latest *buntu release!)! How do you think tinkering with an open OS on a niche architecture could spred piracy??
It's a bit like saying that allowing PCs to run FOSS OSs exposes Windows to increased piracy risks!
Maybe there is something I don't know, but your position seems to me excessively conservative and worried.

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