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  • phoronix
    started a topic Sony's PlayStation 4 Is Running Modified FreeBSD 9

    Sony's PlayStation 4 Is Running Modified FreeBSD 9

    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

  • scjet
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    [EDIT]: "...If a game is available for PC, you're much better off with that, as long as your PC has the umph, and SteamOS has the game, and if not, then unfortunately u're stuck with Windoze... 'fer now...."

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  • scjet
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    why would anyone want to run SteamOS on a PS4 ?, it's better on a PC-type anyway, for many obvious reasons. If a game is available for PC, you're much better off with that, as long as your PC has the umph, and unfortunately Windoze... 'fer now.

    naaa, the bsd-haters here just wanna use that as an excuse to hoist up their gpl'd crap here.

    " sony should've gpl'd, Apple should have gpl'd, ... " -blah, blah, blah, whine whine and whine some more.

    I realize Phoronix forum trolls are mostly BSD-Haters, in fact "everyone" outside knows it too.

    Well, TOO BAD, suck it up, (so what?), Sony ps4 uses a (modified) FreeBSD-x86_64, now "Get Over It". Sony didn't cherry-pick BSD "only" just because of it's license.
    ....wishful gpl / schmeePL has nuthin' to to with this, neither SteamOS, other than your reasons to gripe some more against "anything" that even remotely smells like BSD.

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  • BSDude
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    Originally posted by brosis View Post
    Just because BSDparts were used to assemble that zombie, doesn't mean that zombie can boot BSD.
    Or can you watch BSD-hosted Netflix on BSD, eh?

    Should have used GPL software, hehe.
    As far as I understand SteamOS is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian which is based on Linux which is licensed in GPLv2 and has parts that are BSD licensed. What is that you're trying to say?

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  • brosis
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    Originally posted by BSDude View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a PS4 and dual-booting it with steamOS.
    Just because BSDparts were used to assemble that zombie, doesn't mean that zombie can boot BSD.
    Or can you watch BSD-hosted Netflix on BSD, eh?

    Should have used GPL software, hehe.

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  • brosis
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    Originally posted by intellivision View Post
    Just like how Linux device manufacturers in China withhold GPL source code without any legal consequences in that country.
    Is this a problem of the license or the local law?

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  • mrugiero
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    Originally posted by scjet View Post
    It's called future potential AMD "GPU" Drivers on BSD platform OS's, just like Linux has via Catalyst drivers, can you not read between the lines a bit here, it's NOT ALL just about Linux, -u're in the wrong thread bubba.

    Don't you guys have enough linux threads here to gloat over err what?
    Your answer is completely irrelevant to the point. KMS, which is related to open source support, has anything to do with Catalyst? Yes or no. The one who put Linux on this talk was you, not me.

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  • scjet
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    Originally posted by mrugiero View Post
    I don't see how this is related to Catalyst...
    It's called future potential AMD "GPU" Drivers on BSD platform OS's, just like Linux has via Catalyst drivers, can you not read between the lines a bit here, it's NOT ALL just about Linux, -u're in the wrong thread bubba.

    Don't you guys have enough linux threads here to gloat over err what?

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  • BSDude
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    Originally posted by scjet View Post
    ...too early to tell, but definitely a best of both worlds concept.
    The PS3, and now 4, are proof you don't need Windoze just to play the "real" top 10 games either.
    Once a couple of the big game companies start porting their games to Linux(SteamOS) and/or BSD, then, for me anyway, it's ba-bye Windows 4ever.
    Yeah. Having games on BSD would be great but I think the fastest way that would happen is through the linux emulation base, which needs updated to get them going on BSD.

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  • mrugiero
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    Originally posted by scjet View Post
    Sony itself may not, but then again -> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTQ0Nzk
    I don't see how this is related to Catalyst...

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