You know that now, a fat 40 gig 3rd gen PS3 ranks equally to a new slim ps3?
My honest opinion is the only bad thing about this is if it is going to ruin hacking abilities than it sucks however, if you dont want to upgrade to 3.21 than buy another PS3 for online and gaming and use the Linux one for all your other stuff.
At least you know the PS3 wont break which is a good thing. Look at how many people have bought 3 -5 Xbox 360's because they break all the time even when Microsoft says they fixed it (yeah right).
I am not saying people don't have a right to be pissed but you know eventually it will get hacked and whoever figures it out will make sure you can hack it without needing linux (we can only hope).
I guess if i get to a point that i have to upgrade to 3.21 i will just buy another PS3. I have loved every PlayStation console regardless if it was or was not hacked and I love my PS3. If you dont want to waste a lot of money on PS3 games than just buy an XBOX360 or rent games online it is cheap and fast.
And another thing, If you spent as much as i did on a PS3 $599 and wanted a great web browser and/or linux? than why didnt you just buy a PC, they are so cheap now.
I am mad at Sony for doing this but I still love the system especially playing hd movies from an external hard drive, i love the joystick (way better than the xbox360) and what is the Wii, (i dont have any kids) I would rather go bowl for real. .
The PS3 is the best console regardless if they remove linux.
UK, - I canceled it striaght away, but im certain it said 3.21. I'm currently on 3.15.
Now when I goto update, it says im up to date @ 3.15. strange.. Anyway, i'm not going to update, barely use the system anyway.
Is it not possible to download the update and strip out the command/script to remove otherOS ?
Reclaiming OtherOS hard drive space?
Ok... so the writing is on the wall. What I'm not seeing here on any forums is anything about reclaiming the OtherOS hard drive space once this firmware goes into effect.
Since backing up the drive copies the whole drive, then putting another drive in the system and restoring the data, it will still copy the same partition structure over. So how is someone supposed to reclaim the space back to the primary PS3 partition without losing all the saved games, videos, music, photos, etc.
If Sony simply disables access to the OtherOS partition... what... I'm supposed to just give up 10 gigs of space?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Which game is better than God of War, MGS or Killzone? HALO??? Halo is nothing compared to God of War!!! (That's just my opinion)
I had a PS1 for 5 years, a PS2 for a week (then it broke) and another PS2 and finally a PS3. I have really regretted buying the PS3, it has caused me a lot of trouble and money. There is not much I can do with it now. So don't think I'm angry with the console... I am angry with sony!
ok so i am going to throw my two cents in here just for the fun of it. I am not going to believe this for a second for a few reasons...
1. 3.20 has not been released yet
2. 3.20 or 3.21 is not on the official sony website
3. as far as i know 3.20 debug has not removed the otheros option
if all this is true i find it funny that sony would change their mind on something from a previous post they made in the past.
"Please be assured that SCE is committed to continue the support for previously sold models that have the 'Install Other OS' feature and that this feature will not be disabled in future firmware releases."
I don't really see what all the commotion is about. If you want to game then game. This update shouldn't do any harm to you. And believe it or not, 99% of the population of the PS3 owners are there to play games online such as MW2 and not to code and try to hack the PS3 in Linux. If it was the other way around, we would of gotten a hack for the PS3 years ago.
In fact, I bet most of you are are there just to game on your PS3 and doesn't even know a single line of coding in Linux.
What I am trying to say is that if Sony wants to protect their interest and disable OtherOS then let them. It is just flicking off a switch and turning the fat PS3 effectively into a Slim PS3. This doesn't mean the console isn't going to be harder to crack, just means that now people will have to think further out of the box and create a CWF.
In time the Slim PS3 will get hacked with or without OtherOS. This update in my mind is not even a road block. The Hypervisor is getting examined further and further by the DEVs everyday and pretty soon OtherOS will be absolute in the homebrewing/hacking of the PS3.