Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 23:47 UTC
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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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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by benoitb on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 06:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
benoitb
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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[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Kochise on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 10:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Nope, Xbox is, Sony have so much a legacy of screwing their consumers. Wait for the Scorpio.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 15:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2011-08-08

Or if you want a pc just buy a pc instead of trying to molest a ps4 into one.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by darknexus on Tue 3rd Jan 2017 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2008-07-15

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

Too bad it's as limited as the SteamBox.
For me, my reaction is more like "now what?" You've made a PS4 with tons of games into a steam machine that can't even run most Steam games. Okay... what happens when Sony requires a firmware upgrade to use it as they did with the PS3? All that work undone. It's a cool hacking job and interesting in and of itself in that way, but it's not really practical. If you want a Steam machine, there are much easier ways to accomplish that.

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