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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Laurence
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2007-03-26

I'd rather be a BSD zealot complaining about the GNU bootloader being employed, but that's just me =P

I must admit I was surprised to see GRUB there. I'm guessing that will be gone by the time consumer devices hit the shelves though (or at least modded so it doesn't look fugly and can't be (accidentally) tampered with by end users).

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