PlayStation 4’s Linux Hack

Fail0verflow posted a video demonstration of their custom version of Linux running on Sony’s console, taken from a Lightning Talk at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany in late December, and have released their Linux port on GitHub. Initially the group had little interest in the project, citing the Playstation 4 and Xbox One as little more than “glorified PCs.” However, while working with the system they discovered that in actuality it was not as close to a PC as they’d initially thought, yet similar enough to use to their advantage.