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    Angry Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    In a ¤¤¤¤ing idiotic and hilarious move sony has released a firmware update that disables OtherOS(Linux) on every PS3. I feel like kicking their collective daddybags



    The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009. 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.

    Consumers and organizations that currently use the “Other OS” feature can choose not to upgrade their PS3 systems, although the following features will no longer be available;

    * Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat
    * Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later
    * Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings)
    * Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later

    For those PS3 users who are currently using the “Other OS” feature but choose to install the system software update, to avoid data loss they first need to back-up any data stored within the hard drive partition used by the “Other OS,” as they will not be able to access that data following the update.

    Additional information about PS3 firmware updates, including v3.21 (once it becomes available), can be found here:
    http://us.playstation.com/support/sy.../ps3/index.htm

    PS3 owners who have further questions should contact Consumer Services:
    http://us.playstation.com/support/ask/
    800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/...-v3-21-update/


    I am not updating my PS3 anytime soon :\

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    PS3 te linux use korar majai alada. specially disk content can save in HDD of PS3 is
    just awesome. Mone hoy hacker ra ps3 mod korar kono technique paise,
    tai sony taratari FW update chartase. PS3 user ra sabdhan!!!

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    lol Crush... I think it's not going to effect me as I have the slim one ... no Linux for me already ... so ..

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    wasnt aware many bangladeshi gamers were taking advantage of the other OS option for their ps3 systems.. i know i wouldnt.. coz linux confuses me.. :S

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    Most of us don't, but crush likes to get the most from his gadgets, that and the fact that OtherOS might lead to a hack¤

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    Quote Originally Posted by aayman_farzand View Post
    Most of us don't, but crush likes to get the most from his gadgets, that and the fact that OtherOS might lead to a hack¤
    True and true. But the actual reason is the research i'm planning on doing very soon on Cell BE programming . cant be done without linux.

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    I actually support Sony on this.

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    Default Re: Sony removes Linux from all PS3 to fight hackers

    Stop bumping old threads.

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    Like I knew that.
    Leave me Alone.
    Last edited by Akash434; September 19th, 2010 at 21:02.

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