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Wired.com: Linux: Xbox Got More Than Game

Jul 19, 2002, 19:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad King)

"Microsoft wants to control every living room across the country, making the computer the centerpiece of the home entertainment network. The Xbox, Microsoft's video-game console, has long been rumored to be at the core of that strategy, a dream that may soon come true thanks to a team of hackers who are transforming the game console into a home computer.

"The rub is that the newly hacked system will run without any Microsoft software.

"The Xbox Linux Project -- comprising programmers in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom -- began hacking a Linux operating system that would work with the game system, which now costs under $200.."

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