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: Comment by ichi
by Flounder on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 13:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by ichi"
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It's possible that you might be able to run other operating systems on your Playstation 3 after all. Now that Sony has challenged its users to make other OS work on all PS3s, we might see third party firmware updates which give other operating systems full access to the hardware, and perhaps runs regular PS3 apps in a "jail" so you would be practially emulating the PS3 on the PS3. This might open up the PS3 for piracy as well, but I think it's a risk the users are willing to take now that Sony no longer actively supports the PS3 platform.

It remains to be seen, but April 1st 2010 might be the beginning of the open era of the PS3.

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