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[6]: Comment by Kroc
by isaba on Tue 30th Mar 2010 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
isaba
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2006-12-30

"Sony invented DRM. If you wanted a minidisc player, you got SonicStage, or OpenMG Jukebox, depending on the MD player brand. It was mandatory to use that software in order to transfer audio in and out of the player. Both were extremely heavy and buggy, frequently crashing, especially during data transfers, causing loss of data (because you couldn't transfer data two times from your player to your PC. You know, DRMs are so sweet...)
Ever heard of this: https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc ? Adrian "

This must be my lucky day. I have a minidisc player on the shelf getting dust for years and now I read your comment here! This is the 1st news I´ve heard that it was possible to rescue minidisc players and get them work in linux...wow! I definitely will `study` that information as soon as I go back home. Thanks Adrian.

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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Tue 30th Mar 2010 09:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sadly, I heard about linux-minidisc after my last MD player died. Moreover, this does not change my opinion about sony : they ruined life of all normal people not knowing about Linux with buggy DRM madness, and ruined a great storage technology this way.

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