Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sony Gets Sued For Banning Linux By Gamer

Operating system, Linux, has some loyal fans as one of them has decided to file a lawsuit against Sony for dropping dual-boost support on its PlaySation 3. Sony recently dropped Linux in the 3.21 firmware non-optional upgrade and removed the install other OS feature that had been there since the PS3 initially came about.

Patrick Seybold, Sony's senior director of corporate communications and social media blogged that the "feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update."

Users that chose not to partake in the upgrade were denied access to online gaming on the Sony PlayStation Network. This also created an issue with Blu-ray playback of movies that require the 3.21 feature. Serious gamer, Anthony Ventura filed a lawsuit on behalf of all gamers who purchased the PS3 between certain time periods and who did not resell their PS3.

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