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[2]: Remember the PS3 ...
by Yoko_T on Tue 25th Jun 2013 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Remember the PS3 ..."
Yoko_T
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2011-08-18

"We all remember the PS3, right? How Sony sold it as a "computer", then crippled the feature with an update? Will anyone be foolish enough to trust Sony on this again?


Well, they haven't been advertising the PS4 as anything more than a locked-down console this time around.
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So it's going to be in essence a overblown and overpriced BlueRay Player.

No Thanks.

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RE[3]: Remember the PS3 ...
by dnebdal on Wed 26th Jun 2013 08:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Remember the PS3 ..."
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

So it's going to be in essence a overblown and overpriced BlueRay Player.
No Thanks.


It's going to be a game console. You know, the thing they designed it to be and will sell it as.

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