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[4]: GRUB 2
by PhilPotter on Tue 25th Jun 2013 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GRUB 2"
PhilPotter
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2011-06-10

Correct - the GPLv3 rightly or wrongly is designed to keep the platforms on which its software runs as open as possible. It doesn't necessarily mandate handing over of private keys though - it could mean enabling a 'boot-anything' switch similar to how Secure Boot can be disabled on UEFI firmwares.

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