Sony Sued For Removal Of Linux Support From PS3

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  1. comp_ali

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    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America for the removal of the 'Other OS' feature from the PlayStation 3.

    In March, Sony released firmware v3.21 that disabled the feature, disallowing users from installing the Linux operating system. The update was not mandatory; however those who chose not to download it were cut off from a number of other features, one of which included signing in to PlayStation Network.
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    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    haha... this is definitely not going to get far :p
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Well, it's a class action suit and not an act of an individual and those can turn into a serious matter.
     
  4. comp_ali

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    Sony is working hard to "prevent piracy" on all platforms without giving a damn for customers.
    For PC : They made Sony Securom.
    For PSP : The launched the pointless PSP GO.
    For PS3 : They are removing Linux support to prevent any potential piracy.
     
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    It's their right to do as they please, if you don't like it, don't buy it.
    It's not like you buy legal copies all the time now, is it?

    Having said that, and while I have no interest in Linux or pirating, it was a bad move by Sony. You don't just remove one of the aces you have and throw it away. They should have tried harder to make it impossible or even harder to abuse the OS, not cut it out completely.
     
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    No , it was advertised and sold to have linux support , that's may be called deceptive marketing to remove it later.
     
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    If the class action has a "Joe Blow" lawyer then Sony will walk all over them.... If it's a good lawyer then Sony will just pay them off. I doubt what ever happens a court of law will make Sony open the system back up to linux as a result of this.........
     
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    The Playstation 3: it only does everything... except Linux.
     
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    It depends on what the EULA says. There may be a stipulation that they can add or remove services without notification. And really... how many people actually installed Linux on their PS3's?
     
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    I'm sure there is something in there that the specifications of the PS3 may change at any time without prior notice.
     
  11. Mr Cairo

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    Only problem with that is the people that dont like it have already bought it

    lets be honest though was linux actull;y any good on the PS3 did Bluray play any better or games load faster look better , was it really there for any other reason than to say "yeahhh i run Linux on My PS3 *snort*"
     
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    I agree, as I said, it was a bad move.
     
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    problem is that everyone seems to be getting every avenue of total stupidity covered to the point of protecting themselves from everything simply because it's in a contract/cert...elau or whatever
     
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    Actually, yes. For some using Linux was the only way to get Blu Ray working for them. And yes, having Linux was worth it as you could play all your emulator stuff on it, have true Internet browser support, and it's great as a media player. You could install any number of programs that allowed full playback of any media type locally or via streaming, including HD files like MKV, which the PS3 can't do unless you trick it. Now we're back to building a PC to do this.
     
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    Must admit i was not aware of at least 3/4 of that .... MKV support along makes the desire to run Linux on the PS3 understandable
     
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    Isn't mkv just a storage format? Wait, not storage, wrapper? or something.
     
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    Who cares. Let them buy extra computers and help the economy.
     
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    Actually, killing PS3 supercomputing makes perfect sense. Sure, it may have been good marketing for Sony in the beginning and that could justify it, but now, putting out additional effort in order to cater to that specific market would hardly be a good economic move. Sony's margin on a PS3 is very low, if at all positive, so the entire profit from the PS3 program comes from game sales. In that light, deliberately selling tens of thousands of units, knowing that not a single game would ever be purchased for them, would be throwing money down the drain. There's good reason that a supercomputer node costs more than a PS3.
     

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