So I already have a Linux OS installed on the hard drive. When this firmware comes out, and if it does in fact removed OtherOS, what happens to the existing partition? Will I simply lose the ability to switch to the already installed Linux OS from the menu?
Will the partition get deleted and the free space reclaimed by the main PS3 OS or will the free space remain unclaimed?
I realize the EULA states they can change things, but since I have used it like a standard computer for email, bookmarks, pictures, etc ... what ... they can just delete it without checking if personal data would be lost?
I can totally see a class action occurring if people lose data without being given an official heads up and sufficient time to backup their stuff. Wow.
That would be interesting if there were leaks of these sony only firmwares for the general public.
Man, they really wanna protect their baby... I already saw Homebrew on the horizon, now they already begin to take it away from us?
This is getting nasty. If you can't play certain games without updating but you don't want to update because you lose otheros... what do you do?
This just to stop piracy? Their competitors arent taking measures that screw over consumers (for the most part) so why are they. Sony is going to come out of this generation stinking very badly I think. Next gen they might not even be in the running anymore.
Ideally an update should never deprive the consumer of what they bought the system for and if it does, it should not directly or indirectly be mandatory.
Add this to the voice chat nonsense and sony is getting rather greedy. These companies can't be satisfied with just turning a profit I guess... they need to continue growing at any expense
Last edited by semitope; 02-19-2010 at 05:56 PM
Might be interesting to watch the cbe-oss-dev list in the next few days since this rumor will hit this list sooner or later and the Sony PS3 Linux head honchos (Geoff and Geert) post there, too: http://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/cbe-oss-dev/2010-February/thread.html
Here's a quote from Geoff:
Source: http://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/cbe-oss-dev/2010-February/007189.htmlPlease be assured that SCE is committed to continue the support for previously sold models that have the "Install Other OS" feature and that this feature will not be disabled in future firmware releases.
Last edited by sapperlott; 02-19-2010 at 06:17 PM Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Dont think as an above user, think as an average user because thats how the market works. Apple has done this for years they are actually close to renting you the device you own like an iphone, ipad but that didnt bite them in the ass. Corporations give the end user a device thats not free to use as they want but focuses on something and we as costumers pay for that something the machine focuses on.
They will remove otheros and no body except us will care and guess what sony can live without us. In fact if they remove it I will keep buying games and their next generation console, because we want it to play games right? What did you buy your console for? linux? well I think its far cheaper and easy to get an average pc since we dont have acceleration anyway...