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Old 03-30-10, 12:13 PM   #25
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And so it begins:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...ux-support.ars

I had a feeling this was about to happen the second I read that Sony was removing the feature. Say what you will about hackers they are very consistent. Sony gave them the ability to install other OS and they basically stayed away. A small hole was found but no one found a way to exploit it for piracy still they stayed away. Sony decides to take out the other OS feature most likely to not have to spend resources on patching a system only older PS3s have, now the hackers see the PS3 as something they want to hack.
Retarded move on his part as this will surely make Sony's move seem justified.
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Old 03-30-10, 03:03 PM   #26
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I think if you are a legitimate user of such projects, Sony will make available the older firmware (if it's not already). As they said, you can keep the old firmware, you just can't play games and log onto PSN. No one running a linux based cluster would need those anyway.

It's the home linux users Sony must be wary of, and rightly so. Most home Linux users are dishonest dirty thieves. (jk :: )
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Old 03-30-10, 03:09 PM   #27
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I was referring to Linux based clustering projects. The Cell is pretty powerful and the PS3 very cheap, so it made sense to use it for such projects.
It's not a required update, the system just wont be able to play any games that require the newest firmware or log into the PSN Network, but then again people who are doing Linux based projects I doubt care for those features.

Big organizations like the Navy and Universities got the console for specific projects, not gaming.
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Old 03-30-10, 03:30 PM   #28
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Sure but it won't be possible in the future. New consoles will come with the "locked" firmware and projects like that are lost.

Good thing nV just release a GPGPU beast
New consoles already don't have the feature.
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Old 03-30-10, 03:45 PM   #29
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Ok, thanks for clearing that up.



I wasn't talking about Folding. I was referring to Linux based clustering projects. The Cell is pretty powerful and the PS3 very cheap, so it made sense to use it for such projects.
Yea, I know you were referring to things like what NASA has been doing with the PS3. But for the average consumer, F@H is pretty much it. NASA won't be gaming on their PS3's anyways, so they might as well just not update the firmware lol.

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Retarded move on his part as this will surely make Sony's move seem justified.
GeoHot is not a pirate. His work so far has been purely educational and he hasn't advocated for piracy or anything of the sort.

Here is one of his quotes:

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He points out, one more time, that this isn't about piracy. "Some people seem to think CFW will enable some sort of piracy. It won't. It'll just be a custom version of 3.21 that doesn't lose OtherOS support," he points out. "Hacking isn't about getting what you didn't pay for, it's about making sure you do get what you did."
Sony's move in unjustified imo.
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Old 04-08-10, 10:14 AM   #30
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And it looks like he made a custom firmware:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/g...-custom-firmw/
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And it looks like he made a custom firmware:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/g...-custom-firmw/
Eh, We really don't know that. He could have easily just changed the version number of 3.15. Main concern is that you still wont be able to access PSN, he states it himself that he recommends using a proxy. Now ask yourself this if he has to use a proxy to access the PSN (same trick people who don't update use) then whats the purpose of this custom firmware? Just don't update...
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That guy's ****ing awesome.
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Old 04-08-10, 11:38 AM   #33
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Eh, We really don't know that. He could have easily just changed the version number of 3.15. Main concern is that you still wont be able to access PSN, he states it himself that he recommends using a proxy. Now ask yourself this if he has to use a proxy to access the PSN (same trick people who don't update use) then whats the purpose of this custom firmware? Just don't update...
True for now it's better to just use a proxy, but eventually Sony will ship the newer games that require 3.21 so the only way to play them would be to use the custom firmware, proxy or no proxy.

You can't btw just change the version number to 3.15. If you did that the firmware could not be flashed to the PS3 cause the signature will fail. From what i have been reading people are speculating what this guy did was take parts of 3.15 and 3.21 with valid signatures and stuck them together. If that is the case Sony can plug that hole with the next release by just making a signature check for the whole firmware.
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Old 04-08-10, 12:13 PM   #34
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Cant say it bothers me, i never cared for linux on ps3 anyways.
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now that I have updated my PS3, I am sleeping with my doors and windows unlocked...yay
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