170w ago - Update: Sony's Geoff Levand has now confirmed, 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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I also agree with all of your statements. The userbase for these games are of course, teenagers that do not appreciate the value of money or hard work. I can't wait to see when they get an average salary at their 'boring-and-stupid' job where they will complain that they are not being payed enough and then spend their money on insignificant objects.
This probably isn't a big issue. I am sure that the only people who need the hack right now is the devs and once they do what they need to do with it they can make a way everyone else to mod it with software only.
Later CFW for ps3 will be able tp be copied to DVD and then installed. This is a dumb move by Sony if it is true.