as you said in the post above this one, "I think people are getting paranoid ..."
putting an option to install linux on the ps3 in the first place was the biggest olive branch in the world sony could have done to the hacker/homebrew community to let them run their custom code on a ps3.
but despite that they gave sony the finger anyways -- first with the other OS overflow bug then by deciphering the ps3's security key.
hell, sony also lets you use a standard HDD to upgrade your system unlike the 360's proprietary drive.
sony doesn't give two-shits if you mod your consoles casing and it is ridiculous you'd even think they every will. sony is trying to protect the billions of dollars in investment they've put into the ps3 and rightfully so.
I wasn't saying that Sony would get anyone for modding their case, I was just giving an example of what a ruling like this one one could ultimately lead to, regardless of how extreme is may be.
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