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Linux & Steam running on the PS4 playing Bastion is impressive

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What you can do what Linux always impresses me, but this has to be what has impressed me the most recently.

People have been hacking away at it and it's great to see how far along this is. This video shows off Arch Linux running on the PS4 using the patches found here.

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manus76 23 May, 2016
Quoting: TacoDeBoss
Quoting: manus76Don't worry guys - you can trust Sony will remove the possibility of running linux on PS4 through one of the upcoming system updates. Why give users the freedom to use purchased equipment the way they see fit?

Upcoming? Sony patched this vulnerability a long time ago. This is using old, old software.

In the article there is no mention of how recent or old the system software is and, considering the video is from end of april, one might think it is not very ancient. And not all of us follow every PS4 related news.
crt0mega 23 May, 2016
Quoting: wolfyrionA friend of mine called me that he had a logitech PS3 Wheel to give me for Free because he had no use for it. [...]
Great story! +1
Armand Raynal 23 May, 2016
Finally a good reason to buy a PS4 !
kon14 23 May, 2016
Quoting: wvstolzingI wonder why Sony initially had official support for Linux on the PS2 (link), as well as the PS3 (link), only to remove it wholly afterwards. It's not like they had Steam to worry about back then.

There were 2 reasons why sony launched ps2/ps3 with such support, those would be multi-use marketing and most importantly the avoidance of taxes applying to game consoles in EU.

Launching their consoles with support for otheros and whatnot basically allowed sony to pass them as "multimedia centers" or whatever and reduce their taxation.


Last edited by kon14 on 23 May 2016 at 6:38 pm UTC
wvstolzing 23 May, 2016
Quoting: kon14Launching their consoles with support for otheros and whatnot basically allowed sony to pass them as "multimedia centers" or whatever and reduce their taxation.

I should have suspected something like that.
Zelox 23 May, 2016
I wish free60 would make a comeback, Or maybe this could run on a 360 in the future, I know its playstation.
But one can hope ^^
sarmad 24 May, 2016
I guess this will be worth it when the AMD drivers are more mature and Vulkan becomes widely adopted.
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