So the 2.40 update was supposed to be the one that all of the PS3 owners were waiting for. However, those that did manage to get it probably wished they waited a bit longer. It seems that Sony has (hopefully) fixed the issues that were bricking consoles, as they've released yet another new update.
The new 2.41 firmware is essentially just a tweaked version of the previous update from last week. The main changes are that it shouldn't kill your console of choice.
I think that I would be a little hesitant to even download this one until it's been out for a day or so. It should go smoothly, but I sure wouldn't want to risk losing any data over an update.
[via PS3 Fanboy]