We might not be in the era of taking your PlayStation 4 to a shop down the street and getting a mod chip. But ever since Sony announced you could run Linux on the original PlayStation 3 - and subsequently removed it in future iterations - people have been keen on the idea of Linux running on the PS4.

But as a talk at the annual Chaos Communication Congress showed, the PS4 is definitely not a PC. And while that makes things harder, it doesn't mean you can't get Linux going on the PS4 nonetheless.