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 graigsmith on Tue 30th Mar 2010 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE: April Fools?"
graigsmith
Member since:
2006-04-05

this is bad press? i thought bad press would be like you know. a video game system that couldn't play games. or a video game system that crashed and you had to go buy a new one. i mean really. no one cared if it ran linux. and hardly anynone used linux on their ps3.. mostly because it sucked.

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RE[3]: April Fools?
by Jondice on Tue 30th Mar 2010 04:02 in reply to "RE[2]: April Fools?"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Why did it suck? Because Sony restricted its access to memory (only half of the available RAM), the GPU, and many other things.

It could have been a great system if only Sony had not restricted it from the start. And even average joes would have used it if it had been shipped an integrated with the system. People use linux on devices every day and don't even know it.

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RE[4]: April Fools?
by viton on Tue 30th Mar 2010 11:48 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

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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