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Author Topic: Sony is removing the ability to install Linux on older PS3s.  (Read 2261 times)

WarpRattler

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« on: March 29, 2010, 04:38:01 AM »
Source.

So what do you guys think of this? They say it's for "security concerns." I'm pretty sure it's their security, not ours - a Linux install would be required to operate pirate or homebrew PS3 software.

Note also that anyone who chooses not to download the update is barred from anything that involves PSN, meaning people who use Linux on their PS3 for legit reasons are screwed.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 05:28:30 AM »
(Also note the supposed release date and version number - it's highly possible that this is Sony's idea of a joke. Horrible time to do something like that when this should be an actual concern of theirs, though.)

Luigison

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 08:40:16 AM »
The release date could be Sony's way of giving themselves an out if the outcry of removing Linux is too loud. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 10:21:17 AM »
Ugh.
That was a joke.

« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 04:42:36 PM »
Nice job removing one of few reasons to actually buy a PS3.

« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 05:02:18 PM »
I doubt this is a joke because the option was already removed from the Slims. But what is so important about having Linux installed on your PS3? Seriously, what is so good?

WarpRattler

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 05:15:53 PM »
Homebrew and, eventually, outright piracy. Plus the ability to use the PS3 as a proper computer (albeit one running Linux) in addition to using it as a game system.

In other words, nothing you'd be interested in, LD.

Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 12:27:06 AM »
My hopes of ever transferring PS1/PS2 saves back off the PS3 are evaporating.
That was a joke.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 07:20:07 PM »
For those who don't already know: it was real.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 05:56:03 PM »
In the ongoing saga of the class action lawsuit filed in the wake of Sony removing the Other OS feature, Sony has moved to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that their EULAs allowed for their action.

(Also, it's pretty funny that this whole thing has come back up, since it's since turned out that Linux wasn't necessary to hack the PS3 to allow piracy after all.)

Luigison

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 08:44:46 PM »
I think of Sony's removal of Linux and lack of PS2 emulation every time I hear one of their "It only does EVERYTHING" commercials.  Really guys?  REALLY!?
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 01:48:55 AM »
I just think it's funny how much stuff they've removed since the 60GB model. Most of the little icons telling what it's compatible with are gone on the newer models.

I'm glad I own a 60GB.
That was a joke.

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