Nintendo Switch Runs FreeBSD Kernel

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Mar 3, 2017
  1. munchy_cool
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    Does this mean it will be harder to mod/hack the Switch?
     
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    Smh copying PS4.
     
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    All depends on how well security is coded on top of the kernel.
     
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    Actually, the opposite. Just like with the NESCLASSIC running linux, this might make it easier to get homebrew on it.
     
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    ok. @smealum should start looking for bugs that could allow an exploit soon.
     
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    FreeBSD?! Oh shit baby, that will be a beast on Network.
     
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    Are you surprised?! Hell the Wii U has a lot of PS3 traits. Honestly, at times the Wii U feels like a PS3 made by Nintendo :P
     
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    true
     
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    Even as far back as Wii, Nintendo OSes have just looked like a cross between Windows tiles and Sony's OS, just with a white default instead of black.

    Now I think of that as standard for large-format Android. All the streaming sticks and Shield devices have UIs which look very similar.
     
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    And the PS3 OSes looks quite close to XBMC back in the day.
     
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    That's because Sony DID hard code XBMC within the PS3 OS.
     
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    This isn't confirmed yet. The Vita had FreeBSD notices in it's OSS license page as well, but actually ran a custom OS.
     
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    Till this day most people still don't know everything about the PSVITA OS.
     
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    We will wait to see how secure (or buggy) the userland components are, but I hope it it will not be hacked too soon because the last thing I want is people cheating online and ruin the fun for everyone
     
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    On your mark...Get set,,,IDA!
     
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    It will take years for that to happen. It take 3DS 4 years to get hack so it would be naive to think Switch will be any easier.
     
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    One thing to remember is that a kernel is just a part of the OS.

    For example, Android runs on Linux but has many differences from a typical Linux distro.
     
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    But what if, WHAT IF
    It's just the network stack.
     
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    Most of that time was spent on writing documentation and SDK. yellows8 and co. got CFW on 3DS back in 2013, they won't burn exploits until everything else is ready
     
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