The demise of PlayStation Linux
Posted Apr 2, 2010 0:03 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: The demise of PlayStation Linux
Parent article: The demise of PlayStation Linux
Is Sony really taking anything away? Sony is offering an update. How is that taking something back? The complaint appears to be that people want the benefits of the update and all the functions they've always had.
I can see the view that what's being taken away is the ability to e.g. play current movies. That's ironic, because it's the opposite of the usual argument against anti-hacking measures. The argument usually goes, "I didn't buy a movie playing service; I bought a box. It's now mine, free and clear, and after the sale, Sony has no connection to it, so it's none of Sony's business if I run Linux on it." But the argument against offering this upgrade-packaged-with-a-downgrade is, "I bought the ability to watch current movies and run Linux. Years after the sale, Sony is still responsible for making sure I can do both."
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