Old 30th March 2010, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 31st March 2010, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This blows big time.
It kills my friend's project he has been working on for ages Blogs | The Zerogame Project

This update is BS
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Old 31st March 2010, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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WTF? Sounds almost too outrageous. Release date is suspicious too.

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hm. I didn't realise the slim PS3s already had the 'install other OS' feature removed. Maybe it *is* kosher.

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Old 31st March 2010, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it was to stop hackers trying to get in though a loop hole in the Console OS by installing Linux.

I'm of to minds.

I do have the older machine and I have been tempted but never actually installed Linux on it.
So many times I have been tempted.

I prefer to see the security of the Console OS uncompromised so think this is a good way to close the window as a draft is sweeping through.

Then again.............they have continued to reduce this once powerfull machine to that of an...XBOX.....removing part of the backward compatibility sucked when they came to AUS. Continuing to reduce the device even more with less USB slots, No memory card slots and now no OS. When will it end.
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Old 31st March 2010, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well they are trying to make it the Wii
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Old 31st March 2010, 10:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Then again.............they have continued to reduce this once powerfull machine to that of an...XBOX.....removing part of the backward compatibility sucked when they came to AUS. Continuing to reduce the device even more with less USB slots, No memory card slots and now no OS. When will it end.
It'll only become an Xbox when they start charging to use PSN....
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Followup: OK, It wasn't, as hoped, an April Fools day prank. My PS3 tonight downloaded the update and wiped out the ability to use an Other OS.
-1, Sony.
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Old 2nd April 2010, 10:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did the same but wasn't worried. I would be more concerned if I did have a second OS and the update removed the ability to access it or wipe it completely.
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It *was* on my "gunnadoo" list, just to play with. I guess not, now.
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