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[3]: Libraries
by tidux on Tue 25th Jun 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Libraries"
tidux
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2011-08-13

Let's face it, if a console crashes, it doesn't matter if it originates in userspace or kernelspace, you're still going to reboot it, call the entire thing a piece of shit, and probably return it for a console that won't crash all the time. You'd think that avoiding that sort of thing (as well as having to give back a goddamn thing) would be why they used FreeBSD at all.

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