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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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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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

PS3 packs actually quite a lot of power in it, it's just Sony who restricts the features Linux could use

There is a lot of whining about so called "restrictions". It is just about people who can't use that power in any useful way.

For ones interested in 3D graphics, RSX is an antique toy.

Linux couldn't access GPU directly for example, thus the video performance was so poor.


Fast and responsible GUI can be done on single SPE and GPU is not required at all. But no one did that for 4 years.
Video decoding requires a lot of CELL coding but no one managed to finish it for 4 years (on hobbyst Linux front).

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