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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How will they do it?
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 25th Jun 2013 13:11 UTC
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I wonder how the PS4's OS will be based on FreeBSD but games will be developed with DirectX 11?

IIRC, Unix-like OSes support OpenGL but not DirectX, aside from the WINE implementation (which is pretty decent upto DirectX 9) but not upto par with DirectX 11 yet.

If they are porting DX 11 to BSD, that would be a tremendous undertaking.

Edited 2013-06-25 13:12 UTC

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