My usual "before-topic" notes. First, if this thread is not at the right place, please move it. I took a guess that this was the right place, but I am not quite sure. Second, people will think I am a "stupid opinated" person, or something, because it's the second time I say what I think about a situation. Although, if people can learn something out of it, you are free to take whatever you want. I just think that it's important that we discuss it, because this is an important matter.
Lately, we've seen planty of new PSP Shells coming out, including PSP-OSS, MbShell and the last but not the least controversial PSIX. This exploded in some kind of war on the front page comment board, I would be sad to be a developper of one of these.
I understand everyone frustrations. I do agree with everyone about the fact of paying for homebrew is not good, personally, I wouldn't. That being said, people raised their voices and said their opinion many times (I've seen quite many topics about this around the forums). Although, it is enough to give you a headache.
PSP-OSS is free, lack of some features but is very functional. It allows basically to run UMD, games, and other great features, and is open source (feel free to correct me there, I am not too sure about this...). This is what makes it unique.
Today MbShell shows us new features and quite impressive design. So, it goes for all tastes, isn't it ? For sure, it doesn't have all features you'd want, but it takes time to create such piece of software and making sure it's functionnal.
PSIX, while many people think it's deceiving due to it's lack of working features and it's "membership", did a great job over the coding, although took quite resonable time, enough to make such a big scene.
My opinion ? They are all unique but have similar features. People choose what's the best for them. If you like PSIX then, go for it, if you like MbShell better then shall you use that one !
Without causing a flaming war, my only opinion over PSIX and what makes me go back, is I knew what was happening. MbShell didn't took that much time to create, less than PSIX. PSIX created a "need". Showing people screenshots and making them want PSIX, then, delay a release date to wait for more people, and make a big amazing scene. God, I never seen people anticipating so much a piece of software, but in the end, 90% of those people has been deceived, and I can understand them. What they thought was fully functional, what looked so good, and what they wanted so much appeared to be lacking of many features already implanted in other Shells. By creating this anticipation, they had themselves some "faithfull" making them willing to pay and continuing to be faithfull to PSIX.
In the end, they are all the same, just different. Quite weird to say it like that, but try them and you'll understand. Thing for sure, whenever everyone said their opinion on something, it's time to move on and stop doing such immature comments like I've seen on MbShell comment board. I don't say it is everyone, but some individual gotta go over it, and move on.
I just thought I'd say my thoughts about it, and I would like to know everyone opinions about it. Not just the PSIX case, about all this shell case. What do you think ? Do you think this should cease at once, I mean, the bad comments ? What would you have to say to the developpers of those shells ? What real comments do you have ? Or did you ever tried all of those shells ? If you did, is it possible to compare them ? Those are all questions I am asking you to let people know what you think and your opinion over this "Shell War" that I personally think, should end.