Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:51 UTC
Games That Sony is a company known for its rather... Unfortunate stance towards DRM and copyright infringement should come as no surprise to anyone, after they more or less crippled the MiniDisc format with DRM, installed rootkits on users' machines, and started removing features from the PlayStation 3. That last one doesn't seem to end well: George Hotz, the famous iPhone hacker and the first to crack the PS3's security, has vowed to bring Linux support back to the PS3.
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Comment by Einlander
by Einlander on Tue 30th Mar 2010 21:25 UTC
Einlander
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2009-07-08

Look at it this way. You bought a machine and its yours. Run any firmware that you want on it. Run any app you want on it. But when you connect to PSN you are bound by the psn service aggreements that say you cant be running modified versions of consols, games, or firmware. You an keep the other os option, just don't expect sony to let you play on thier network.

After saying that i have linux nstalled on my ps3, it occupies 10gb. how is sony going to recliam that space so i can use it for game. Or is it lost untill i format the entire thing?

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RE: Comment by Einlander
by Blind on Tue 30th Mar 2010 21:56 in reply to "Comment by Einlander"
Blind Member since:
2009-09-24

Look at it this way. You bought a machine and its yours. Run any firmware that you want on it. Run any app you want on it. But when you connect to PSN you are bound by the psn service aggreements that say you cant be running modified versions of consols, games, or firmware. You an keep the other os option, just don't expect sony to let you play on thier network.

I would like to add that newer ps3 games may include the update and require it in order to be played.


After saying that i have linux nstalled on my ps3, it occupies 10gb. how is sony going to recliam that space so i can use it for game. Or is it lost untill i format the entire thing?

This is a very good question..I currently do not own a ps3 however I was planning on getting one at some point to tinker with, I would assume that when you use the otherOS option and start using the hypervisor, the harddrive linux sees is whatever the hypervisor creates. Like vmware or others it would be a virtual harddisk that would be a large file created on the ps3 partition. I'm sure that sony would have a method of detecting this file and deleting it with the firmware update.

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RE: Comment by Einlander
by Alleister on Wed 31st Mar 2010 13:25 in reply to "Comment by Einlander"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

You are missing the fact that you wont be able to play future games either and you don't modify the firmware by installing Linux on the PS3, it was an advertised feature.
That is like saying it was okay for Sony to remove BlueRay playback in the next firmware because if you want to play games or use PSN you have to play by their rules. It is not that simple. Removing advertised features by blackmailing with the disability to use core functionality is illegal in many European countries.

I wonder about the puzzlement though. It is not like Sony didn't have demonstrated earlier that they can't be trusted and i halve expected this to happen sooner or later to linux support.

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