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    Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Unsigned code on PS4? Guess I need to check the various forums to see whats been happening recently!
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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Sony need to allow this. It would promote the ps4 over the xbone for alot of users. I really wanted to use the ps3 as a linux system but they took that away. Saturate the market with sony steam machines and ps4 exclusives. Win win. If they allowed it and made the psvr compatable.. it would result in more sales. But hey, just my thoughts

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by wyte_w0lf View Post
    Sony need to allow this. It would promote the ps4 over the xbone for alot of users.
    I really can't see this. It's such an extremely niche market.

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Feels pointless? Why would I buy a £300 PS4 to install Linux and then play games ? Surely, I can buy a used Core2Duo PC for £30 and do the same ?

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by wyte_w0lf View Post
    Sony need to allow this. It would promote the ps4 over the xbone for alot of users. I really wanted to use the ps3 as a linux system but they took that away. Saturate the market with sony steam machines and ps4 exclusives. Win win. If they allowed it and made the psvr compatable.. it would result in more sales. But hey, just my thoughts
    That would be stupid of them. they already sell Consoles at start of release below cost of production and later with almost zero profit. They earn money from services and game tax.

    Installing linux on it would remove pretty much all their income. I can bet they will release new update to remove ability of doing this pretty soon

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by wyte_w0lf View Post
    Sony need to allow this. It would promote the ps4 over the xbone for alot of users. I really wanted to use the ps3 as a linux system but they took that away. Saturate the market with sony steam machines and ps4 exclusives. Win win. If they allowed it and made the psvr compatable.. it would result in more sales. But hey, just my thoughts
    Doubt many would buy a PS4 for this reason, plus the console hardware is generally sold at a tiny profit or even a loss. They make their money on the console games and its accessories.

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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Feels pointless? Why would I buy a £300 PS4 to install Linux and then play games ? Surely, I can buy a used Core2Duo PC for £30 and do the same ?
    This.

    I just put together a core i5 pc with GTX760 for about £200. Pay a bit more for a really nice small form factor case and a 2tb hard drive then it'll still be less than a ps3 and infinitely more useful. No need to potentially break your console to do something you can do yourself.

    Plus, installing windows will give you access to games that haven't yet been ported to linux!
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    Re: Sony PlayStation 4 hacked to create Linux Steam Machine

    Now get Windows RT to work on it.

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