* Posts by AlnilamE

8 posts • joined 30 Apr 2010

Unhackable PS3 finally jailbroken, video claims

AlnilamE
Linux

Sony offered us a product with a number of features.

We went and paid the asking price (I bought my FAT PS3 after the Slims came out because I wanted to have the Linux option, and Sony said at the time that the FATs would be able to keep it).

Then Sony turns around and says we have to choose between two of the features that enticed us to buy a PS3: Running Linux or Playing all PS3 games/using PSN.

I don't think that is fair.

Sony sued for dropping Linux from PS3

AlnilamE
Linux

If you don't update

You lose the ability to play future PS3 games and Blu-Ray discs.

Whichever you chose, you are losing a feature that you paid for, and could reasonably expect to maintain until your console died a natural death.

AlnilamE
Linux

I use it as well.

What do you want to know?

AlnilamE
Linux

Exactly!

And how many of these people lined up at launch to get their PS3? And then talked up the PS3 when sales were lagging?

These are the people that Sony is spurning.

AlnilamE

What the manual says

is that the actual Linux install is unsupported. It lists the ability to install the OtherOS and tells you how to switch back and forth.

That's a feature. Whether itś core or not, is up to the individual user.

http://www.playstation.com/ps3-openplatform/index.html

"There is more to the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system than you may have assumed. In addition to playing games, watching movies, listening to music, and viewing photos, you can use the PS3™ system to run the Linux operating system."

AlnilamE
Linux

That is what I did.

But I should I lose functionality I paid for whichever I chose? When they announced the Slim wasn going to have the option, I went out of my way to get a Fat PS3 because I wanted to have it.

Sony at the time said the option would continue to be available on older models.

Less than six months later, they changed their minds.

AlnilamE
Linux

Sony put the option in

And you could install Linux on all Fat models that had 1.60 or higher (until 3.21 came out).

Thatś probably what kept the PS3 from being hacked for so long anyway.

And this is not going to protect their revenue stream, as now there is greater interest in hacking the PS3 than there was before this came out.

Someone at the PS3 forums pointed out that the PS2 was the most hacked console, and yet the game sales were great (and still are reasonable, 3.5 years after the "replacement" came out).

AlnilamE

That's my desired outcome

I don't want money from Sony (although I wouldn't mind them having to pay a fine to the FTC or something).

I want to be able to go on the PSN, play new PS3 games and maybe play Blu-Rays without losing my OtherOS.

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