January 6, 2016

Linux on PlayStation 4 Highlights Open Source War with Closed Hardware

Open source programmers have found a way to install Linux on Sony's PlayStation 4 in order to customize a hardware platform that is otherwise closed.

A group of open source hackers called fail0verflow has made the PlayStation 4 game console the latest hardware platform capable of running Linux. They've also touched off a cat-and-mouse game between Sony and the open source community over keeping the device Linux-friendly, which could be indicative of struggles to come during the IoT revolution.

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