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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GRUB 2
by PhilPotter on Mon 24th Jun 2013 19:41 UTC
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2011-06-10

Someone at the Phoronix forums mentioned something that is actually a very good point - GRUB 2 is GPLv3. They can't ship it in the finished product, so either they:
(a) change the bootloader for the release console or
(b) allow people to replace the bootloader on a release console with one of their own.

Given their leaning towards BSD (if this is legit) - I suspect they will go for (a) (although (b) would be awesome!).

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