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No More Ubuntu 11.04 PS3 CD Images

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Canonical, through Colin Watson, announced a few minutes ago that starting with today, December 14th, they will no longer build ISO images for the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

On April 1st 2010, Sony dropped the support for Linux-based operating systems on their PlayStation 3 gaming console, by removing the "Other OS" option from XMB (XrossMediaBar). This happened with the firmware version 3.21, released on that day.

Apparently, the Ubuntu developers were still cooking daily builds of the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) port for PS3. But with today's announcement, PlayStation 3 owners who love Linux, especially the Ubuntu flavor, will have to look for another operating system designed for the PowerPC architecture.

"I've stopped daily PlayStation 3 CD builds on cdimage.ubuntu.com. Changes made by Sony to the "Other OS" facilities of the PS3 have made it increasingly difficult for people with new systems to run Ubuntu on them, and there seem to be hardly any developers with the interest and ability to keep the CD images working."

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