Greetings! I really like consumer protection laws. 2 years warranty, a month RMA time, a trial period, ... I think I have used all of those at least once. Sony was trialed by that in the USA. How is the appeal going? More than 2%. Database work done in Excel is part of the basic skills of Excel. Everybody with a formal training in Excel has used it. My point is that if OtherOS was widely used by the PS3 community, Sony wouldnt dare to remove it. And probably if it wasnt initially needed for the hacks to work, very few would notice its absence.