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Sony to pay all Old PS3 Owners 55$ due to removing Linux Functionality

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    Sony to pay all Old PS3 Owners 55$ due to removing Linux Functionality

    Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle | Ars Technica

    After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3.

    Sony and lawyers representing as many as 10 million console owners reached the deal on Friday. Under the terms of the accord, (PDF) which has not been approved by a California federal judge yet, gamers are eligible to receive $55 if they used Linux on the console. The proposed settlement, which will be vetted by a judge next month, also provides $9 to each console owner that bought a PS3 based on Sony's claims about "Other OS" functionality.
    thats what happens when you advertise linux support and then remove it

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    Fuck right off.
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    Never used it or heard of it, anyways how can i get my $55
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    Quote Originally Posted by HIT2MAN View Post
    how can i get my $55
    ^ This.

    I never had a chance to install another OS, but the notion that it was an option was a good selling point for me. I'mma need that money.


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    also provides $9 to each console owner that bought a PS3 based on Sony's claims about "Other OS" functionality.
    How exactly can they prove this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelostreploid View Post
    How exactly can they prove this?
    ...Or that you ever installed Linux. That said, I hope they can't and I can claim the money .

    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    ^ This.

    I never had a chance to install another OS, but the notion that it was an option was a good selling point for me. I'mma need that money.
    Agreed.

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    just so people know, this move permamently screwed over a US Air force super computer among other things
    http://phys.org/news/2010-12-air-pla...rcomputer.html


    good thing sony got karmad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    just so people know, this move permamently screwed over a US Air force super computer among other things
    US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer


    good thing sony got karmad
    You posted that back when the US Air Force complained about it. Shame they didn't build one with Xbox 360s at some other point, could've made the biggest brick in existance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelostreploid View Post
    How exactly can they prove this?

    That you bought a PS3 only for the reason that you could install Linux on it - and not purely for gaming on the system.

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