Sony Playstation to lose Linux installation capability
[Announcements] Posted Mar 29, 2010 14:37 UTC (Mon) by corbet
As described in this
Playstation.com weblog entry, the upcoming Playstation v3.21 firmware
update will remove the "install other OS" option from the system.
"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." Incidentally, once the firmware update is made, anything
on a Linux partition will be immediately lost forever, and not
applying the update will cause the system to operate at reduced
This move runs contrary to promises
to PS3 owners made in the recent past.
There is a
press release in Japanese which can be turned into something
resembling English with Google Translate.
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