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Playstation 3 Update locks out Linux and Ubuntu, bricks consoles

Apr 08, 2010, 14:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trevan McGee)

"On April 1, Sony released firmware update 3.21 for the PS3, an update that disabled the Install Other OS function on the older, bulkier PS3s. Sony's official reason: "Security Concerns."

"Now, nearly a week later, consumers are reporting that the update has led to a variety of bugs, including slowed internet connections, controller compatibility issues, and resolution issues when using HDMI. And that's if the update installs at all, as there have been reports that the download cycle hits an endless loop and never fully completes."

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