Sony has just released the 3.21 firmware update for its Playstation 3 console, a little earlier than expected. The update removes the ability to run other operating systems on your console, such as Linux.
Not installing it will mean you can’t play games and Blu-rays demanding a system running 3.21, and you also won’t be able to connect to PSN—which would be a major bummer for a lot of people.
As expected, hackers are trying their best to find a way around this OS block. Hacker Geohot is trying to figure out a patch that will keep the ability to run Linux, while also not encountering problems with PSN/Blu-ray/games support, but we’re not sure on how soon, if at all, he will succeed.