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PlayStation 3 Upgrade Kills Linux Option
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 29 March 2010 18:11

From Information Week

Outraged users claim Sony is removing a feature they already bought and paid for.

Sony is nixing a feature on PlayStation 3 that allowed users to install third-party operating systems, including the open source Linux OS, on the video game console. The PS3 Firmware 3.21 upgrade is available Thursday.



"It will disable the 'Install Other OS' feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009," Sony announced in post Monday on its official PlayStation blog.

Sony said the move was "due to security concerns." "For most of you, this won't have any impact on how you use your PS3. If you are one of the few who use the Other OS feature, or if you belong to an organization that does, then you can choose not to upgrade your system," Sony said.

The company did not elaborate on why it believes third-party operating systems pose security threats to PlayStation users. [More...] [Comments...]

 

 

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