Xbox transformed into Linux PC

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  1. Prince_Serendip

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    ;) Xbox transformed into Linux PC
    September 4, 2002, 6:36 AM PT

    A group of hackers has managed to turn Microsoft's Xbox gaming console--which is built with standard components found in a PC--back into a desktop computer.

    That is the effect, at least, of a breakthrough by the Xbox Linux Project, which on Monday said it had managed to boot a version of the Linux operating system on the Xbox. Project members said they had loaded SuSE Linux 8 on the machine, along with the graphical user interface software Gnome and KDE, KMail email software and the StarOffice office suite.

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    Never say never to those who dare!
     
  2. Well Zap my PROM.... they are having fun, Prince.


    By the time the boys are done, everyone can have a homebased Server and we can take all the 486 out..save some shelf space and retire those big boxes back to being boat anchors or hardware firewalls.


    I call this progess> :D

    Wonder if we could put YaBB on one of those?
     
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