Sony Sued for Pulling Linux Support from PS3

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ZeWi

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6162316.html?tag=result;title;0

I'm pretty sure they touted it could run linux... same as with the ps2 and the linux kit for it. Also OtherOS doesn't use ram if it's in game mode and hdd space isn't used if you don't install an otheros.  So it would be ignorant as an excuse.

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Danthrax66

This is fucking stupid all sony needs to say is that by removeing that option they were able to free up x amount of space from the hdd or ram and there ya go it was in the interest of games developers and consumers. Whoever initiated this is a douchebag, and lawyers can all go fuck themselves the fucking scumbags.

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violian

Where on the PS3 box does Sony tout that the PS3 can be used to run Linux? And does Sony ever advertise the feature? So I don't really know what grounds the plaintiffs have for this lawsuit.

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NSain

there were a couple of people in sony, one being an engineer, that touted "install other OS" as a integral feature of PS3, with the engineer adding in an interview that the option would never go away.  If this is confirmed then Sony has indeed opened themselves up to a lawsuit.

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Caboose

It was there...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Yuri_395

I don't think the PS3 Slim ever had the "Install other OS" Option, Can those who purhased the Slim still participate?

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Caboose

 I don't believe so, as the PS3 Slim was never supposed to have that feature, but I could be wrong.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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mike_neta

Great Mag!
How can I participate in the law suit?
I need me some money...LOL

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americaeh

 and besides i miss my yellow dog installation

sudo apt-get install windows 7

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