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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very cool
by stabbyjones on Mon 24th Jun 2013 21:12 UTC
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Hopefully this will run Debian at some point like the original Xbox did. I guess the PlayStation parts will be proprietary but hopefully they leave it hackable AND restoreable.

Never used a bsd before but I'm all in favour of any Unix like operating system over Windows. As long as they don't start thinking they're Apple it should be a nice boost to the freebsd community.

You're very close to winning Sony, now I'm just waiting to see what retarded thing they do to stuff it up.

If they make software easily portable to Linux/regular freebsd I'll buy one just to support that.

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