LOL... Just LOL... You say "Screw Sony!" because they want to protect their investment? Sure - they removed Linux, PS2 compatibility and they are fighting the possibilities of running unsigned code in an endless cat and mouse game. Seriously though - how many people plays PS2 games anyways these days if they have a PS3? And if you *really* are that much of a gamer, you'll probably have an old PS2 lying about for the odd chance that you'd want to play a PS2 game... Linux? You bought your PS3 for Linux? Get real! Any laptop can do Linux so much better than the PS3. You want an fully operational Linux on the PS3 with full Cell and GPU access so you can code your own stuff? Yeah right! You're pissed off because they're fighting your God-given right to play backed up games. I know that not a single one of you condone piracy - the backed up games are of course copies of games you already own (because you don't want to risk scratching your original discs). None of you could ever dream of wanting a cracked system to play illegal copies. Oh - I forgot homebrew... Because that's all you want a cracked PS3 system for, right? To play old SNES games on emulators? To code something for the PS3 (which more or less amounts to a "Hello World!" for 99.9% of the would-be coders in here)... You say Sony take a crap on their consumers, while happily eating away at the immense turds served daily by other corporations like Microsoft, Nokia, Nintendo, and Apple? Pathetic!