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[2]: Best case, worst case
by Lobotomik on Tue 25th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Best case, worst case"
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Having selected an AMD64 CPU, an AMD GPU and a Unix O/S they can now take advantage of the years of effort of AMD in perfecting their Open GL drivers, and the years of effort of thousands of programmers learning Open GL; or they can spend a ton of money and a long, long time to end up, late, with a half baked POS.

Seeing how the PS architecture has jumped from freaky to almost standard PC, I would be very surprised if they did not cash in on all of the advantages of standardization.

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