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Update on Xbox Linux project [ZDNet]

Jul 29, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

In this article for ZDNet (UK), Matthew Broersma updates the progress of the Xbox Linux Project, including their latest release of a BIOS to initialize the Xbox under Linux . . .

“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 United States, 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.”

“The replacement BIOS is intended to act as a template for future development, initializing the hardware's peripherals and performs a process designed to give full and stable control of the machine . . . “

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