Sony Zaps PlayStation 3 'Install Other OS' Feature

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Sony Zaps PlayStation 3 'Install Other OS' Feature

Post by WCCobra » March 30th, 2010, 9:52 am

Sony giveth and Sony taketh away: When the company's newest PlayStation 3 firmware update drops on April 1, it'll remove a beloved feature once trumpeted as a system sale-maker. That's right Linux wonks, it's time to kiss the PS3's "Install Other OS" option goodbye.

Unlike Microsoft's Xbox 360 or Nintendo's Wii, the PS3 shipped with an option to run "other" operating systems, including popular Linux distributions from Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. The "slim" model PS3 (CEH-2000) that appeared in September 2009 debuted without this feature, but Sony exempted older "fat" PS3s.

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Re: Sony Zaps PlayStation 3 'Install Other OS' Feature

Post by irrelevant » March 30th, 2010, 12:05 pm

not like they are around to buy anyways..

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