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e1000 12-01-2003 11:21 PM

x-box's coolest feature is Linux, weird!
 
I'll keep this thread short and to the point.

Am I the only one who thinks its completely ironic that one of the coolest things about microsofts X-box is that you can install linux on it? mabee its some sort of secret plan formulated to get linux users to still pay money for M$ stuff.


I'm sure ALL of you know this page but ill still post it.
http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/
I had heard of Linux on x-box before, but I didnt really think of the ironic implications till I was reading this page the other day.

BajaNick 12-02-2003 12:11 AM

LOL, thats cool :)

class_struggle 12-02-2003 06:46 AM

Sorry, but I don't think that's ironic.

The xbox is a windows box like all the other PCs around the world, only more specialised and lower cost. Like all the those other PCs, MS software monopolises as many resources as possible, in an effort to dissuade the installation of alternative OSs.

OK, the challenge of hacking the xbox is much bigger, and credit is due to the project, but Windows is hardly touted on its security and stability. if yuou also think consider that MS traditionally have not manufactured / distributed hardware, you will see that the chances of xbox getting hacked were always going to be high.

So , I don't think "Linux on Xbox" is anything more than a small pockmark on MS's medieval armour. At this moment.

However, if the whole clustering method that the Linux on Xbox enables starts to show reliability over time, then it could start to pose as an alternative to other MS products. Then it may be it would ironic then.


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