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 Mar 29, 2010 - 07:18 AM - by Michael
* Sony nukes "Other OS"

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Playstation2/Sony
Sony has taken the "Other OS" feature of the PS3 and, as of April 1st (no joke!) will be removing it from any updated PS3 as of April 1, 2010.

Sony's words:

This feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update.

In addition, disabling the ?Other OS? feature will help ensure that PS3 owners will continue to have access to the broad range of gaming and entertainment content from SCE and its content partners on a more secure system.
This is highly unlikely to stop PS3's linux users; either they will refuse to update, or the tools that give far more access than the "Other OS" support did will evolve into some major tools that Sony really does fear.
 

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