Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 23:47 UTC
Linux

Marcan42 of Fail0verflow fame was at the CCC33 event this year, to explain how Fail0verflow exploited the PS4 hardware in order to run Linux on the PS4.

The presentation goes back to all the pain the hackers had to go through in order to make Linux compatible with the PS4 architecture, which Marcan42 described several times throughout the presentation as "not being a PC" as it lacks lots of the legacy architecture bits required for a computer to constitute what is known today as an IBM compatible PC.

Be sure to watch the actual presentation. It's quite informative and detailed.

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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 06:10 UTC
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Congratulations! You installed a useless Linux distro on a PS4. This is the part where people are supposed to go `oooh, ahhh` and be impressed right?

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by benoitb on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 06:26 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
benoitb Member since:
2010-06-29

There's more: "I installed Linux to my PS4 ... and you can't."

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by leech on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 08:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I guess technically isn't useless if they can run Steam on it.

PS4 would be an awesome form factor for a Steam Machine.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by tylerdurden on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 17:39 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Wow, someone is jealous and threatened...

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 4th Jan 2017 03:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Jealous and threatened of what? By all means please explain how you came up with that nonsense considering I don't give 2 shits about a PS4 and there's no wow/cool factor for me when someone hacks Linux onto something. Maybe you're offended that I couldn't be any less impressed.

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