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ZDNet UK: Xbox Update Shuts Out Linux

Sep 17, 2003, 16:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Microsoft is updating Internet-enabled Xbox game consoles with a software patch that blocks users from installing the Linux operating system on the machine, and also apparently deletes some files Linux users have stored on the Xbox's hard drive, according to the Xbox Linux Project.

"The group also noted that some Xbox Live-enabled games appear to automatically connect to Microsoft servers, identifying the machine running the game, without the need for an Xbox Live account..."

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