Linux Progresses on Sony Playstation 4
Okay, when Sony released the Playstation 2 one thing they did that was quite cool was to release, or at least not stop, Linux for it. Sure, this was a costly addition, it was still cool. Then when the Playstation 3 was released, early versions, then certain editions, then none would let you install Linux. The Playstation 4 seemed to be not even an afterthought by Sony at least as far as Linux was involved- such a shame. That has left things open for fans to take up the slack and figure it out on their own. This is the work of a hacking group called “failOverflow” and they have just released the method for you to run Linux on Playstation 4 at home, right now.
Linux on home consoles has been a thing since someone ported a distribution to the Sega Dreamcast console in the early 2000’s. Since then fans have been seeing what they could get Linux running on. Surprisingly, not much in the Linux on Xbox world (anyone know anything about that?).
Gentoo Linux on the Playstation 4 is not for the faint of heart though. It will require low level knowledge such as compiling your own Linux kernel. There is also the risk of bricking your Sony Playstation 4 (not good since Sony won’t fix it after attempting Linux installation). For those that are willing to go through the directions, ignoring the potential risks, will be able to enjoy the benefits listed below.
A Game Boy Advance emulator and some other programs. Considering this is an extremely early release, there are a lot of behind the scenes things that require fixing to get compatibility up. It is possible that once you have Linux installed on your Sony Playstation 4 you could compile games and programs from the source files, if available. This could improve your options with Linux on the Sony Playstation 4.