Rumor: Sony planning Firefox PS3 port

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Playstation Insider has reported that Sony may be planning a port of Mozilla's Firefox for the Playstation 3 console.

"We recently received a tip from a source very close to Sony who says that they have been in talks with Mozilla lately about possibly porting Firefox over to the PS3," wrote Dustin Rudzinski.

Rumor: Sony planning Firefox PS3 port

??"That said, our source made sure to point out that they were unsure if any deal had actually been reached at this point, but it is great news none the less considering the complaints Sony has been getting about the lack of reliability with their current built in PS3 web browser."

It should be noted that the PS3 is already capable of running Linux, although Sony disabled the option of running other operating systems on the Slim version of its console. 

Sony spokesperson John Koller told Ars Technia that support for Linux had been stripped away for a "couple" of reasons.

"We felt we wanted to move forward with the OS we have now. If anyone wants to use previous models and change the OS, they can do so," explained Koller. "We wanted to standardize our OS."

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