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Sony was successful with its motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit against its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" Linux compatibility. A federal judge has dismissed all of the counts in the suit. All but one of the claims had been dismissed in February, Gamasutra reports. The plaintiffs amende...

December 13th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Mourn no more PS3 owners: what Sony hath taken away, the hacker community has given right back. The team at Gitbrew.org have returned Linux to the Cell-based gaming console with OtherOS++, which boasts a number of benefits over Sony's official stab at supporting other operating systems. For one, Lin...

May 6th 2011 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Sony's disabling of Linux on the PS3 has made many people very angry, some more so than others, but for an enthusiast named madshaun1984 it was something of a call to arms. He didn't file a lawsuit or whine about it in forums -- oh no. He sat down to get XBMC working and has succeeded, albeit slowl...

May 15th 2010 at 10:20am 0 Comments
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Sony forced PS3 owners into a tough decision with the mandatory 3.21 firmware update: either lose online play, or forgo Linux support. On Tuesday, Anthony Ventura chose door number three -- and filed a lawsuit in California, asking the judge for class-action status. The complaint quotes Sony execut...

April 29th 2010 at 3:47pm 0 Comments
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Admit it, most of you don't use the "Other OS" option on your PS3, do you? That's ok, we don't either, at least not regularly. Nevertheless, it's irksome, nay, vexing that Sony had the audacity to pull it; that feature was part of the deal bargained when we purchased the unit after all. Forum moder...

April 9th 2010 at 6:44am 0 Comments
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Just a tad ahead of schedules -- perhaps as a macabre assurance this isn't some April 1st joke -- firmware 3.21 for the PS3 is now being seeded to anyone who tries to log onto the PlayStation Network. As far as we can tell, all the update seems to do is remove the "install other OS" option and kill...

March 31st 2010 at 11:48pm 0 Comments