PlayStation 3 Upgrade Locks out Linux

Monday Mar 29th 2010 by Developer.com Staff

On Thursday, Sony's firmware upgrade is expected to lock out Linux and other third-party operating systems.

Sony is killing a feature on PlayStation 3 that allowed developers to install Linux on the video game console.

The PS3 firmware 3.21 upgrade is expected to be 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 reported InformationWeek's Paul McDougall.

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