Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jun 2013 15:20 UTC, submitted by sheokand
Games Pretty cool stuff: the PlayStation 4 apparently runs on a version of FreeBSD 9.0 modified by Sony and renamed to 'Orbis OS'. Second generation developer kits use GNU GRUB to boot, and allow you to boot into a graphical or a console mode. Not much else is known at this point, but it's a fun bit of information, and perhaps a boon to homebrew developer and hackers.
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Libraries
by dnebdal on Mon 24th Jun 2013 17:24 UTC
dnebdal
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2008-08-27

Also, I just noticed that they're apparently loading the userland libraries (libc/c++/m/pthread/etc) as kernel modules? That's an ... interesting choice, in the "do they want more trouble" sense.

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