QOTD: Should Sony be Sued for Removing Linux?

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Djhg2000

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[citation][nom]weepee[/nom]so can i sue Apple because i bought an iphone for the "baby shaker" game, and then apple removed it without my consent?[/citation]

AFAIK, Apple didn't use "baby shaker" as a selling point for the iPhone. Sony used the Linux capability as a selling point for the PS3 and is one of the reasons I got a PS3.

That and Gran Turismo 5.

I'm telling you, GT5 better be good.

@QOTD: Yes!
 

belardo

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While I don't need LINUX support on a PS3, they removed a feature that has been part of the PS3 since its release.

My answer = YES!

The most SONY has the RIGHT to do, is to no longer support (enhance) such abilities. Removing it by force is a NO-NO.

The AIR FORCE using the PS3s to make a cheap support computer is more of an ADVERTISEMENT than a loss. Stupid.

I am still planning to buy a PS3, but I want that feature.

But does this mean that people can sue SONY for removing the backwards compatibility? To me, its a non-issue. $500 for backwards vs $300 without...I'd rather just get $300 unit and get a used PS2 for $50 if needed. Besides many and future OLD PS2 games are converted and downloadable for PS3.
 

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One of the reasons I even considered the PS3 as a console. Fundamentaly I don't like consoles, but the PS3 stood out from the rest with the options it was offering, albeit at a premium. Should they be sued? Personally I am against lawsuits of this manner, but the people have a right since Sony marketed the PS3 with the other OS as an option. Security risk or no. So yes I think those that bought it with the intent of using the Other OS option should sue.
 

belardo

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As the lawyer said... its one thing to remove the Other OS feature on NEW units, such as backwards compatibility, card reader, etc.

But to REMOVE function/features from a product that the customer ALREADY purchased is a BIG NO NO!
 
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