Now this is a nasty rumor to be awoken to, just as the scene finally broke down the hypervisor security, we now hear rumors that Sony is planning to block OtherOS support via next PS3 firmware update.
Owen Stampflee Linux Product Manager for Fixstars Corporation made the following post in the yellowdog-boards:
I’ve caught a rumor from a reputable source that the next firmware update for old PS3s will remove the OtherOS feature…
I’m not sure if it’s true or not but it’s in the best interest of the YDL community to spread the word.
This indeed is an unexpected move on Sony’s part if indeed this rumor is real, but of course we all know the solution and that is to not update .