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A PlayStation 3 update in April 2010 removed the ability to load other operating systems like Linux on the system. Shortly thereafter, California's Anthony Ventura filed a class action lawsuit against Sony citing breach of contract among other claims. In September of that year, Sony filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and after all this time the company got its wish.U.S. District judge Richard Seeborg dismissed all of the counts except one, a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim that wasn't sufficiently presented."As a matter of providing customer satisfaction and building loyalty, it may have been questionable," Seeborg writes in his ruling. "As a legal matter, however, plaintiffs have failed to allege facts or to articulate a theory on which Sony may be held liable."Looks like Linux and PS3 fans will have to give up hope that these two things will team up again (officially, anyway).[via Gamasutra]
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Well, it's not as if this will stop people from putting Linux on the ps3. Just make it slightly more difficult... good for those that do, though, looks like an awesome of use of the ps3!
"As a legal matter, however, plaintiffs have failed to allege facts or to articulate a theory on which Sony may be held liable."
In other words, the plaintiffs had no idea what they were doing and thought suing someone was a good idea because they heard it on TV and just wasted everyone's time.
seems like sony always has a court case on it's hands. I could be wrong though
I hope Sony's learned its lesson from all of this for its next console. Don't let anyone make any modifications ever. And if (when) people crack it, brick it up.
And I'm fine with that decision.
Whatever... I am more concerned regarding the hardware specs and hope Sony learn't lesson in architecture. As long as I am able to play a 3rd party game without being put off with framrate drops and screen tearing I am good. Also I hope the price for the new gen consoles don't hike to another 20 bucks.
Kudos to Sony for doing something different with the "other OS" option and negative kudos to the douchebags that took advantage of it.