The Register: $200k Prize Offered for Getting Linux to Run on Xbox
Jul 02, 2002, 16:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"An anonymous donor has offered a total of US$200,000 as prize
money for getting Linux to run on Microsoft's Xbox, legally, by the
end of this year. The prize money is intended to be awarded in
stages as parts of the project, which is being run via the Xbox
Linux Project, are completed.
"Is this for real? According to Michael Steil of the Project,
the identity of the donor 'is known to the project leaders and
well-respected,' so there seems at least a possibility that the
money exists and will be paid up. And finding 'a simple and
completely legal way to run Linux on the Microsoft Xbox' before 1st
January 2003 could be a tall order..."