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: How will they do it?
by benytocamela on Tue 25th Jun 2013 17:22 UTC in reply to "How will they do it?"
benytocamela
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2013-05-16

DirectX is owned by Microsoft. I presume it is very unlikely that they licensed a core technology of their Xbox to Sony.

The shaders in the graphics pipeline are designed to meet the Direct3D 11 specs, because they are based on standard Radeon parts. In a world where one could boot Windows on a PS4, DirectX stuff should run on it.

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