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: Libraries
by CapEnt on Mon 24th Jun 2013 17:33 UTC in reply to "Libraries"
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

Why?

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RE[2]: Libraries
by dnebdal on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE: Libraries"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

Well, libpthread and libc++ and such are not bad code, but they are more crash-prone than the kernel; if a problem in one of them starts bringing down the OS that's kind of inconvenient.

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RE[3]: Libraries
by tidux on Tue 25th Jun 2013 14:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Libraries"
tidux Member since:
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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