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]: Best case, worst case
by moondevil on Tue 25th Jun 2013 16:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Best case, worst case"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Why wouldn't Sony just keep using the graphics libraries they already have and invested so many years expertise?

Professional game developers don't care about APIs, they use whatever is required to deliver a product.

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