Sony Wants to Settle a Lawsuit Concerning PS3 Other OS




/ 3 years ago

PLAYSTATION

Those of you who are familiar with the original PlayStation 3 surely remember that this particular console was able to support Linux or other non-PlayStation operating systems with the help of  Other OS functionality. And since hackers don’t want us to have nice things, they decided to abuse this functionality, which led to its permanent removal in 2010. However, some users decided to file a lawsuit against Sony for removing it, and it looks like the entire case stretched for almost six years before coming close to a conclusion. Apparently, Sony has decided to settle the lawsuit by paying $55 to all PlayStation 3 users who can prove that they used Other OS, while users that can prove that they lost “value and/or desired functionality or were otherwise injured as a consequence of the firmware update” will receive $9 each.

These might not seem like large sums of money, but they definitely prove that Sony is willing to put this issue to bed once and for all. At first, Sony was actually supportive of Other OS and Linux, but with the introduction of the PlayStation 3 Slim, Other OS was removed for good. Moreover, original consoles were stripped of this feature as well via a firmware update, and even though some users claimed that they managed to bring it back somehow, no credible information has been released so far.



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