Sony’s PlayStation 3 is choice of most of the gamers in this world, but at the same time it is choice of those people, who would like to use their gaming station as a desktop system too. Yes, till mach 2010, you could have installed linux (also other operating systems too) on your PlayStation 3 and could have used it as your desktop also.

From 2006, when PlayStation 3 was launched it have been a feature of PS3 to install other operating systems and a lot of distribution provide the support for the same. But Company announced that from April 1st, they will be pushing a firmware update to all the users, which will pull out the support for all third party operating systems from PS3.

In addition, disabling the “Other OS” feature will help ensure that PS3 owners will continue to have access to the broad range of gaming and entertainment content from SCE and its content partners on a more secure system. Though a user is not bounded and they can choose not to upgrade their systems but that means they won’t be able to use features like ability to sign in to PlayStation network such as online features of PS3 games and chat, playback of PS3 blu-ray disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later, playback of copyright-protected and new features and improvements that will be available.

More information about PS3 firmware updates, including v3.21, can be found here:
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

PS3 owners can contact Consumer Services for any further questions:
http://us.playstation.com/support/ask/
800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)

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