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 lucas_maximus on Tue 25th Jun 2013 15:33 UTC in reply to "How will they do it?"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Direct X / OpenGL specifics are usually abstracted away on cross platform games.

Anyway OpenGL and Direct X are very different things. OpenGL is a specification for an API, Direct X is an API.

Edited 2013-06-25 15:33 UTC

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RE[2]: How will they do it?
by moondevil on Tue 25th Jun 2013 16:53 in reply to "RE: How will they do it?"
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2005-07-08

Anyway OpenGL and Direct X are very different things. OpenGL is a specification for an API, Direct X is an API.


Besides that, OpenGL is graphics only, while DirectX is a full multimedia framework, although the set of components differs in each specific version.

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RE[3]: How will they do it?
by lucas_maximus on Tue 25th Jun 2013 20:38 in reply to "RE[2]: How will they do it?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yeah I always forget all the other stuff it handles.

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