Let's be reasonable, the "Other OS" feature was cool for those who wanted to install a Linux distribution on their PS3 however you really were better installing a Linux distribution on your PC instead since Linux on the PS3 was really a "proof of concept" anyway.
I understand the feature has limited use (and, having never purchased a PS3, I have no personal experience with it either way), but the fact is that one month they were saying publicly that they would not remove that feature, and 3 or 4 months later they had changed their tune. I'm not commenting on the specific feature in question, just the fact that they did a complete 180 in a few months and removed a feature that they previously had committed to support. If something similar happens with the PS4 I wouldn't even be angry about it, I would expect it. I would be slightly irritated at anyone who wanted to complain about how Sony could do something like that though, those people should have learned.
But, maybe things are completely different now with Sony, maybe the PS4 is the best thing to happen to gaming since the joystick. Time will tell.
Yes you can be shitty at Sony but spare a thought for the Microsoft OS that allowed that stupidity to happen.
Eh, if someone uses a bluetooth vulnerability or something to unlock my car remotely and steal everything out of it (or take the car), I'm going to tend to be more angry at the perpetrator for specifically victimizing me than the car vendor for making a design that turned out to not be as secure as they thought it was. With the rootkit CD in particular, there was a certain level of trust that putting an audio CD into your computer was not going to cause software to be installed that might open your computer up to additional attacks. It was a breach of trust, as if I buy a stereo for my car that just happens to have a planned backdoor that will unlock the doors. You don't expect that to be in something like a stereo, or audio CD. That's a long way to say that I still blame Sony more than Microsoft. Looking after my computer security is enough of a job without expecting malware from things that should never contain it, like a professionally pressed mass-market retail CD. I'll admit though that the default autorun functionality in Windows XP was a bad idea, the functionality where it pops up a menu to ask what you want to do with the CD makes a lot more sense.