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ZDNet UK: Xbox Gets Linux System Software

Jul 29, 2002, 23:30 (18 Talkback[s])
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"A group of programmers seeking to put Linux on Microsoft's Xbox video gaming console has created the software that will eventually replace the machine's built-in system software. The new software, called a Basic Input Output System (BIOS), is the latest step towards turning the £199 console into a Linux workstation.

"The Xbox Linux Project, drawing on the skills of programmers in the UK, Germany and the US, released a pre-alpha version of the new BIOS on Sunday. When complete, the BIOS will give programmers control over the Xbox's components and peripherals and allow the rest of the Linux operating system to boot.

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