Older PS3s Will Lose “Install Other OS” Option on April 1st

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Rocketpop

MSI's already done a really terrible April Fools' joke that got to people who owned their boards, so I'd buy that this has the potential to be a joke. MSI did worse with their announcement, which was quickly apologized for.

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noobstix

As an MSI customer (I have an MSI 770-C45 mobo), I never knew anything about this joke that happened over the weekend.  After reading about it, it was pretty terrible and I would've probably figured it out if I saw it first-hand.

As for Sony's announcement, maybe they'll follow that up with a firmware update that will cause that "clock reset" bug that plagued PS3 users for 24 hours.

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Caboose

 The clock bug was fixed pretty quick.

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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zepontiff

If by pretty quick you mean 24 hours and if by fixed you mean allow bug to fix itself by rolling over to the next day then yes.

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powerman123

At least it wasn't the red ring of death

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nuclearbastard

I'm going to say this is legit.  This sounds just dickish enough to not be an April Fool's prank.  And as for what apps are available for PS3 Linux because of the PPC chip, there are plenty out there, and they can be used to make the PS3 a very powerful media playback and alternate gaming device, as well as a damned supercomputer

To turn around and kill an excellent feature of the PS3 because someone abused it is a dick move, and I for one would rather never get another achievement or download another demo or game again, than install new software that literally breaks my machine.

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OCNoob

Pretty sure this isn't a joke...

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Digital-Storm

Lame April Fools is Lame.

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Master_Rebkee

I am going to go out on a limb and call BS on this one.

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bbecker42

Linux on the PS3 is useless because whatever distro you use has to be powerpc based. This really limits what apps you can use.

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lien_meat

limits the apps my butt.  Just install debian on it.  You have the entire debian repo!  Yes, 3rd party apps, sure...but as far as a media server or basic desktop use, or  server, it is amazing.  Get your facts straight.

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