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Hacker Will Try To Restore Linux Support On PS3 468

Many readers have been sending in news of the impending PS3 firmware update that will remove the ability to install other operating systems on the console. (We discussed it here on Sunday.) Over the past few days, legions of PS3 owners have been voicing their anger at Sony's decision, upset that they'll be forced to either lose their custom install or forgo use of the PlayStation Network and be unable to play certain games and movies. Now, hacker George Hotz, known for his iPhone jailbreaks and his PS3 hack earlier this year, has vowed to fight back and restore Linux support on the PS3. He said, "The PlayStation 3 is the only product I know that loses features throughout its lifecycle. Software PS2 emulation, SACD playback, and OtherOS support are all just software switches you can flip. It's unbelievable you would go and flip one, not just on new boxes you are shipping, but on tens of millions already in the field."
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Hacker Will Try To Restore Linux Support On PS3

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  • by Umuri ( 897961 ) on Tuesday March 30, 2010 @06:35PM (#31678808)

    I'm hoping i can point this out early enough, but the slated released date for this patch is april 1st.
    Talk about one of the most successful trolls on the internet today, sony generated a TON of nerd rage on this stunt, it's rather hilarious.

    I'll also say that many news stories about this pointed out the obvious fact that it conflicts with a recent statement that sony supports this feature and will continue to preserve it, it seems a fairly obvious april fools joke.

    Just saying.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 30, 2010 @06:56PM (#31679094)

    I had a Video Game that I produced announced by Sony last year on April 1st.
    Corporations don't care what this means other than money and quarterly dates.
    Took a while for it to filter through that our game wasn't actually a joke. But Sony doesn't care about that.

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