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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RE[2]: Libraries
by dnebdal on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Libraries"
dnebdal
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It could just as well be that those libraries are simply being loaded into memory so that they'll always be there at all times, ie. they don't get loaded in memory dynamically. Such an approach consumes more RAM initially, but provides one with less disk I/O and more predictable performance.



True, good point.

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