• amiganA
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    134 months ago

    My last straw was when they killed OtherOS on the PS3, which was very much part of my purchasing decision. Sure, it was kneecapped from the start (Linux still ran under the hypervisor, could not use the GPU, and was only given 6 Cell cores), but it was there. At least I got a $60 check from the class action settlement!

    Bunch of cocksuckers. I have not purchased a Sony product since.

    • Norah - She/They
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      84 months ago

      You see, they wanted all the benefits of being able to use OtherOS in their marketing. But they didn’t want you to actually use it!

      • amiganA
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        4 months ago

        Basically. In Sony’s case, they were clearly afraid of homebrew games, but I still can’t imagine any other rationale than what you said for killing the feature, especially as neutered as it was. It definitely taught me a lesson about buying products that can’t be kill switched after purchase. The US Air Force even built a cluster of 1700 PS3s that relied on this feature. I’m sure they weren’t routable to the internet to get updates though.