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ZDNet UK: Linux Kernel makes Xbox Appearance

Aug 15, 2002, 00:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"In the latest step towards running Linux on Microsoft's gaming console, programmers have managed to get the operating system core running - though it doesn't do much yet.

"The Xbox Linux Project, a volunteer effort aimed at running the Linux operating system on Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, said it has succeeded in booting the Linux kernel--a small but important step forward.

"The Xbox, unlike Sony's PlayStation2, does not have its own official version of Linux, and is unlikely to get one, given Microsoft's competitive relationship with the open-source operating system. Xbox Linux, led by Michael Steil of Germany, is aimed at developing a legal way to turn the console into a full-featured Linux workstation..."

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