ZDNet UK: Xbox Gets Linux System Software

“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

“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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