QOTD: Should Sony be Sued for Removing Linux?
Over the last few weeks, there's been a lot of discussion surrounding Sony's decision to remove Linux support from the PS3. Those inclined to sue over the removal of Other OS support say they purchased their PS3 because they could install Linux on it.
Nielsen recently conducted a survey of 700 potential PS3 owners aged 7-54. The research firm asked these people why they were considering buying a PS3 and the top three reasons they received in response were the Blu-ray player, the recent price drop and the games available.
The table below shows the complete list of reasons offered by those in the market for a PS3. Because this survey was conducted after Other OS support was removed, this is not on the list. However, if Other OS support was available, it's likely it wouldn't feature high on the list of features people are looking for. That said, for those who did purchase a PS3 with it in mind, it's likely that it was an incredibly important feature for them.
Today's Question of the Day is: Should Sony be sued for the removal of Other OS support?