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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Crack to reverse this feature
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 29th Mar 2010 14:31 UTC
ggeldenhuys
Member since:
2006-11-13

I read some time ago that some developer finally cracked the PS3 and can now access all internal information inside the PS3 (I'll try and find that link again). So hopefully a "cracked" firmware update will arrive to re-enable all such features including software emulated PS2 support. Lets hold thumbs.

If not, Sony is killing a huge market. I know of many users that bought the PS3 specifically because it can be used as a console and home computer - I was even considering this option myself, and finally ditch my desktop PC.

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RE: Crack to reverse this feature
by viton on Mon 29th Mar 2010 15:16 in reply to "Crack to reverse this feature"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

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.

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WereCatf Member since:
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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