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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Not suprising
by lucas_maximus on Tue 25th Jun 2013 07:23 UTC
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It is rumoured that the PS3 (CELL OS) is based on the FREEBSD.

They probably have a lot of prior experience working with it.

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