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CNET News: Group Claims Linux Advance on Xbox

Jun 30, 2003, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Gray)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"A group of Xbox security researchers say they have found a way to run Linux on the Xbox game console without a so-called mod chip and will go public with the technique if Microsoft won't talk to them about releasing an official Linux boot loader.

"The group, which has asked not to be named in this article, approached ZDNet Australia after repeated attempts to contact Microsoft independently failed.

"The researchers say they want Microsoft to release a 'signed' Linux boot loader--software that runs when a computer starts up to load and give control to the operating system--that would allow Xbox users to run the open-source operating system on the console without installing a chip..."

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