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Sony to get nailed for removing OtherOS feature from PS3?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by qubit, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. zithe

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    I would be surprised if sony announced another console.
     
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    well i'm kinda lost, was otheros removed in a firmware update? or just on newer consoles?
     
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    Firmware update.
     
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    they have anoounced theyve shelved the ps4 for now and yes other os went with a firmware update
     
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    o wow, yea that sucks
     
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    You and me both! :laugh:

    Honestly I understand why Sony did this. I can respect the reasons. I'm also sure they are within the law. However its fucking retarded to think there would be no backlash for something like this. IMO Sony would have been better off just keeping the alternate OS capability. I mean people who install Linux on a console are people you don't wanna fuck with so "removing" this capability was like putting a band-aid on a leaky dam. Its not going to stop anyone. Its just going to piss them off.

    Ether that or Sony's security engineer team is using Apples marketing machine because the people who make the decisions at Sony bought into the hype. :laugh: You can't stop Linux nerds. They would put that shit on a microwave if they could.

    I don't buy the whole shelving the PS3 thing for a minute.
     
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    Well that's great. Sony is already negative -500 PR points and now MS is looking to steal a few more to add to their pile.
     
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    by my count since the release of the ps3 it has lost through revisions and updates:
    1. Other Os
    2. PS2 emulation, both hardware and software
    3. SACD playback
    4. flash memory card readers
    5. 2 usb ports
     
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    those are if you bought a slim. i own the original 80 gig model. the only feature i lost is otherOS.
     
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    I have a 80Gig Phat and lost all the stuff stated by Phxprovost. So its not just the slim.
     
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    sony the company that keeps giving lol,its certainly advanced the console beyond gameing to entertainment,with just a few new exceptions:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: DO WOT WE SAY GODANIT :nutkick:er no

    iv a mk 2 faty with nowt but ps3 orig n blu ray thank the gods for pcs, no one takes nowt off ya, that someone just as smart cant pass ya back:respect:
     
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    you lost 2 USB ports?
     
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    I thought of that too. 80GB model doesn't have the two ports that the 60gb had, which precedes it. I think that's how it was.
     
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    interesting... but to me, buying a console with 2 less USB ports, you know it comes with only 2. buying a console with a flash reader, you know that it was missing. Sony was just saving a few bucks and giving a price drop to the customers. Hardware PS2 emulation, same thing. Software emulation idk how it went though.

    I didn't know about SACDs before today, let alone that they removed it. it depends, again, if it went through firmware or through a new revision. Sucks for people who bought it thinking it had that but in the fine print it was removed though.

    But at least, PS2 and SACD are 2 formats that should have died a long time ago... OtherOS on the other hand, is not.
     
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    huh? did a sony rep come to your house and manually remove the usb ports and memory card reader? :laugh: and i can still play SACD as normal and ps2 games.
     
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    maybe SACD and ps2 were taken out of the 40GB?
     
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    Look at the Model Comparison


    Watch what happens to the Features list From 2006 (PS3's First Release) to Present.

    With the exception of the slims current aesthetics, Power saving, and wireless features. The Console has been retrogressing in terms of features.
     
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    yea, but it's not like you don't know you are buying a stripped down model. people can't complain about that.
     
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    Perhaps? Some people might think that their PS3 should play PS2 games. I'd like to think most everyone knows what they are getting but I can't say that everyone does cause I don't know everyone.

    But the argument here isn't really the USB ports, heck not even the lack of PS2 backwards compatibility, but its the OtherOS Feature (Linux).

    This is a situation where people did buy something they didn't know would later become stripped away from them.

    For many people Linux was the primary reason of owning the PS3 or if not primary a good bonus to owning the PS3 (even advertised by SONY). Feels great to buy something only to have the thing you bought it for forcefully taken away from you. Your forced to now either just use your PS3 as a Ps3 or to just use it for its Linux PowerPC and buy another PS3 to play your PS3 games you own online.
     
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    That argument would be fine if the old models were still produced, but they aren't.
     

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