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European Playstation 3 Owner Gets $130 Rebate Because of Linux Block

Friday Apr 9th 2010 by Developer.com Staff

Sony violated European Union regulation by removing Linux support with latest firmware update.

Sony killed open source Linux support on the Playstation 3 with its latest firmware update and one PS3 owner in Europe was given a $130 refund from Amazon for the hassle.

The gamer, iapetus, a moderator on the NeoGAF forum, said that Sony violated European Union regulations (Directive 1999/44/EC) by dropping Linux support after touting the feature on the PS3 - Amazon agreed.

"That's a partial refund from Amazon without returning their PS3," reported PlayStation University.

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