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The Register: $200k Prize Offered for Getting Linux to Run on Xbox

Jul 02, 2002, 16:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

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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..."

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