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Unix, Linux Keywords Banned from Xbox Live

Sep 04, 2007, 18:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

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"How's this for some offbeat news to start your you-can-no-longer-wear-white season? A few blogs I read this morning are reporting that people on the Xbox Live online service are being forbidden from using gamertags (read: screen names for Xbox 360) that feature the words Linux or Unix.

"Okay, what happens when you like Linux, and decide to change your Xbox Live gamertag motto to 'Linux rules'? Well, Microsoft black flags you, that's what..."

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