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Re: [SLUG] Linux on an xbox
- To: Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux on an xbox
- From: Mary Gardiner <mary-slug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 14:47:07 +1000
- Cc: SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- User-agent: Mutt/184.108.40.206+cvs20040105i
On Thu, May 06, 2004, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Pardon my ignorance, but why did MS deploy the Xbox using Linux
> instead of one of their own operating systems, perhaps Windows CE?
They didn't. As I understand it, the xbox runs something much like the
Win2K kernel. Since the xbox is largely known hardware with a custom
bios, Linux is installable on it if you utilise various tricks.
> Is this a tacit admission by them that their own offerings are not up
> to scratch in the gaming dept?