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ZDNet UK: Xbox Transformed into Linux PC

Sep 03, 2002, 14:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"A group of programmers have managed to turn Microsoft's Xbox gaming console--which is built on standard components found in a PC--back into a desktop computer.

"That is the effect, at least, of a breakthrough by the Xbox Linux Project, which on Monday said it had managed to boot a version of the Linux operating system on the Xbox. Project members said they had loaded SuSE Linux 8 on the machine, along with the graphical user interface software Gnome and KDE, KMail email software and the StarOffice office suite.

"A member even managed to run a video game called Tux Racer--though at only one frame per second..."

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