Here’s the new PlayStation 3 model compared to its chunkier older brother. In addition to being lighter, the slim PS3 and its standard 120GB hard drive consumes 33% less power and makes less fan noise.
Unfortunately, the slim model doesn’t support third party operating systems like Linux. A press release from Sony states, “the new PS3 system will focus on delivering games and other entertainment content, and users will not be able to install other Operating Systems to the new PS3 system.”
Bummer for the tech savvy crowd, but Joe new PlayStation 3 purchaser, and arguably current PlayStation 3 owners, won’t miss it. I find it interesting that Sony removed the feature, though. Is the new hardware really that different or did Sony take out option operating system support for another reason?