Is the only way to automatically force a firmware update via Content Manager? I've installed CMA r3 and no Internet connection on either Vita or Host PC and content manager works just fine.

Would a future game enable automatic update to allow the game to play? ie you need firmware 1.70 to play this game?

Is it safe to leave WiFi enabled if the only forced update is via content manager?

BTW for those using virtualisation on their computers....

I run Linux and Mac for main computers, no M$ machines. Just to confirm that PS Vita is recognised in Virtual Box on a XP platform. Just enable guest additions to pick up the Vita on USB and also allow USB Host on Linux and you are good to go.