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Why No OtherOS Option on PS3 Slim? Sony Answers

Aug 28, 2009, 19:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jordan Spencer Cunningham)

"We were left to guess just why there was no OtherOS option included with the PS3 Slim. There didn't seem to be much of any explanation as to why it was left out. Did Sony feel threatened by people using Linux instead of buying games? Doubtful, as they're sure to still make quite a bit of money selling even just the PS3s, and there surely aren't enough people who even use only that feature enough to threaten the sale of games. Why take the feature off? Sony has said that "the new PS3 system will focus on delivering games and other entertainment content, and users will not be able to install other operating systems..." Well, the answer's pretty simple, and not much beyond that.

"A fellow from Games I Like did some digging and found the quotes of two Sony Computer Entertainment representatives that clarify the reasons why completely as well as give those who use the original PS3 for alternative operating systems an "all's well" signal."

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