How to run Linux in your PS4's Browser

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Apr 24, 2014
  1. wiired24
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    I havent been active in the community as of late but there was something i found that i felt was so important i had to come back and write one more tutorial. I found a way that you can run Linux on your PS4.

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    5mins of your time-

    Mouse and keyboard would be recommeded-


    1.Open up your browser on your PS4

    2.go to http://bellard.org/jslinux/

    3.This Linux Distro was built in javascript and was made to run right inside your browser and Since the PS4 Browser suppourts Javascript it will work.

    There you go Linux on the PS4, i know its only through the web browser which is kinda lame :/ But its a start and something we can all tinker around with

    I tested this on my Mac and it works fine I'm beyond positive it will work on the PS4 as well since it only requires javascript which the PS4 browser Suppourts, feel free to test this out and confirm

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    As of 8:08 am CST i can now confirm this works

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    This is pretty neat, but I think a name change for the title is in order, to prevent confusion.

    But I'll have to try this when I get home, seems like an interesting thing to mess with.
     
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    Fixed title.
     
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    Thanks for fixing the title i can see how it might have been a little confusing.

    Also keep me updated Tom I'd love to see what comes out of this
     
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    gotta try once i get s PS4.
     
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    Will this work on 4.50? *goes behind blast shield*
     
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    It's just running it in the browser so it's not really dependent on Console Firmware so yes It will
     
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    Loaded it up but, it says we
    It says welcome to JS/Linux but, it didn't load so, do i load a linux image file onto a usb?
     
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    Weird, It worked last time i tried it
     
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    does it work on 4.55?? just checked my system info *hides behind blast shield again*
     
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    Why even bother? This is neat and all but has absolutely no use at all.
     
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    running Linux through the browser has no use?? does that mean that I can't run steam like I would with regular Linux distro??
     
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    This isn't a full fledged Linux distro, it's extremely basic and is running off Javascript. This has no use other than "Oh neat, Javascript Linux". Not to mention it's running in the web browser, which is run in a sandbox and has access to virtually no hardware. You probably couldn't even run Steam, let alone play games on it.
     
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    oh... ok... I guess I'll wait to see if that 4.55 kernel exploit is true or not... :sad: or if there's ever an actual release...
     
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    Yeah like @Tom Bombadildo Said it's not extremely useful. it's more of a novelty thing than anything really
     

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