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19. Re: PS3 hack Jan 10, 2011, 20:30 Creston
Shok wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 16:08:
Creston wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 13:15:
Verno wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 10:14:
They should have just left Linux on the thing.

That's actually what makes me just laugh at the whole thing. Sony wanted to be fucking jackasses by removing a feature that probably HELPED sell their console quite a bit, and so now their entire console is just raped.

I hope someone makes a firmware that allows for backward compatibility with the old titles again. (Likely it won't work for all of them, but hey, even some would be good.)

Stupid, stupid Sony. Maybe next time when you offer a well-liked feature, you'll think twice about just removing it on a whim, for basically no reason whatsoever? Morons.


This article actually has some comments worth reading, like this one from SimonStr:

Also waiting for the rabid "told you so" brigade, who will pretend this only happened because Sony removed OtherOS.

They have conveniently rewritten history, as Sony only removed OtherOS, BECAUSE Geohot hacked the hypervisor...

Fair enough, but it doesn't negate the fact that:

- OtherOS was a highly hyped feature that they used to sell the console.
- They removed it without any form of compensation to their customers.
- Because of it, they invited a shitstorm of hacking down on them. FailOver basically stated as much.

The initial hack was probably a nasty surprise to Sony, but in hindsight, I'm sure they'd much rather go back to the day when that was all they had to worry about. In reality, that initial exploit wasn't all THAT much to worry about. What they have now is complete and total failure of their entire console security infrastructure.

So it's still a stupid decision.

I think the best thing for Sony to do now is to just start building the PS4 and get that on the market. And fire all their security engineers.

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