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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Best case, worst case
by andrewclunn on Mon 24th Jun 2013 21:34 UTC
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Best case scenario: Sony contributes massively to OpenGL and drivers for BSD.

Worst case scenario: Sony pulls effort from developers towards developing code specifically for their console's variation of BSD, only to ditch it in the next generation.

Likely scenario: Support for Playstation controllers is improved for BSD.

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