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]: Best case, worst case
by Lobotomik on Tue 25th Jun 2013 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Best case, worst case"
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I think because they have the whole opengl for free, maintained for them by AMD, with procedural shaders, gl computing language and the whole works. And because there is a much larger pool of programmers that can take advantage of that.

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