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  • Originally posted by tron_ston
    Wong, all wrong.

    FreeBSD is not lean.
    FreeBSD is not efficient.
    UFS is as slow as the most obese man in the world climbing Mt Everest.
    ZFS is FAR SLOWER then BTRFS.

    If Sony wanted lean, efficient and great responsiveness, they'd when with Linux not BSD cause it's the opposite of those things.

    Sony wanted to build a new proprietary product without much work and so they chose BSD for it's proprietary friendly BSD license.

    This is why so many supporters of free and open source like OxBADCODE and myself don't approve of BSD.
    Welcome back, 'kraftman'.

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    • So PS4 won't run any DX games?

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      • Originally posted by Massa View Post
        Sony has once again confirmed they're using FreeBSD:
        No they haven't. There has been no proof of what OS ps4 is running.

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        • Originally posted by shadowriver View Post
          Playstation 3 and Vita use libgcm not OpenGL and PS4 is expected to have same APIs.
          libgcm is preferred due to being able to send over a raw command buffer to the GPU, which is great for performance. Hellish to code though, so you typically see a mix of libgcm/PSGL. Most libgcm usage is probably within the game engine, rather then the games graphical backend.

          There no really need for Direct3D, MS marketing made people think that is something that makes things better and everything using it.... where only Windows and Xbox using it
          D3D is a better API then OGL is. There's a reason why people stopped using OGL after all...

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          • Originally posted by brosis View Post
            But can FreeBSD run on Playstation or any of its software? Any *freedoms* left after Sony facelifting? Would also be interesting if at least Sony contributed anything back?..
            The license says "Do whatever you want with this. You don't have to give back, or even allow the original code base to run on your hardware." If you find the result unsatisfactory, it may be time to re-evaluate your stance on license.

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            • Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
              D3D is a better API then OGL is. There's a reason why people stopped using OGL after all...
              Yea alike those saying Windows to be more secure than Linux, because Linux being open source...

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              • Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                Phoronix: Sony's PlayStation 4 Is Running Modified FreeBSD 9

                The operating system at the heart of Sony's PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD 9.0...

                http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM5NDI

                Admit it ALL !
                BSD/Unix simply ROCKS, forever !!!, and trust me, Sony knows their hardware, and can BUILD their hardware much better than Microsoft ever could.

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                • Originally posted by scjet View Post
                  Admit it ALL !
                  BSD/Unix simply ROCKS, forever !!!, and trust me, Sony knows their hardware, and can BUILD their hardware much better than Microsoft ever could.
                  Yeah, everyone admits it - BSD is simply ROCKS, a COLLECTION OF BRICKS, Sony took them and used for free to build their next closed source project, plainly cutting some costs, no favor returns per se. Carry on.

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                  • Originally posted by brosis View Post
                    Yeah, everyone admits it - BSD is simply ROCKS, a COLLECTION OF BRICKS, Sony took them and used for free to build their next closed source project, plainly cutting some costs, no favor returns per se. Carry on.
                    oh, you mean like Linux on Android ended up being so "FREE" and OpenSource ???!!! -LoL.
                    Or, is it that Android is simply the most "CLOSED" OpoenSource project we have ever seen ?

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                    • Originally posted by brosis View Post
                      Yeah, everyone admits it - BSD is simply ROCKS, a COLLECTION OF BRICKS, Sony took them and used for free to build their next closed source project, plainly cutting some costs, no favor returns per se. Carry on.
                      Just like how Linux device manufacturers in China withhold GPL source code without any legal consequences in that country.

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