"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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