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Rumor: Sony to Remove OtherOS in Next PS3 Firmware Update

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253w ago - Update: Sony's Geoff Levand has now [Register or Login to view links], to quote: "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."

According to Owen Stampflee, a Linux Product Manager at Fixstars Corporation, Sony will remove OtherOS in the next PS3 Firmware update due to the recent GeoHot PS3 Hack.

Although this comes as no surprise to PlayStation 3 Slim owners, where OtherOS is already removed, it would contradict Sony's previous statement to standard PS3 owners.

To quote: "Everyone,

I've caught a rumor from a reputable source that the next firmware update for old PS3s will remove the OtherOS feature...

I'm not sure if it's true or not but it's in the best interest of the YDL community to spread the word.


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#2 - PSPSwampy - 253w ago
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Sony will have to re-imburse a hellova lot of customers then.

Since that was a major selling point - if my PS3 no longer supports Linux i might very well ask for a refund.

Or they should at least allow the ability to continue playing games online and not have to update to their (Rumoured) "f... you loyal sony customer" firmware update.

Bunch of money grabbing fat cats!

(Just my humble opinion)

#1 - CodeKiller - 253w ago
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What have been done, cannot been undone. I mean if the devs fiddle enough with the dumps, i hope they will find another way in.


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