I didn't know if this should be in tech or games, so sorry if its in the wrong spot.
xbox-linux.org says you can install linux on your x-box. This is crazy. Is it true?
I think that X-Linux is very possible, and would work, but unless you installed a new hard drive, it would defeat the purpose. They also say you can do this without taking your x-box apart. Does anyone think that this is a good upgrade or a bad one?
Grumble Grumble Grumble
The original intent of the X-Linux project was to 'exploit' the existence of a relatively inexpensive and affordable computer platform for use in 'Third World' countries. But let's not kid ourselves here... LINUX on the MS X-Box platform has been shown to work. In exchange, you VOID your WARRANTY, and lose compatibility with all X-Box games.
Also, the X-Box hardware, which is easily powerful enough to run LINUX, isn't as 'convenient' to use as a standard 'PC' platform, with limitations on RAM, storage, and driver support, and no options for hardware expansion cards...
As far as installing Linux on the X-box without opening the X-box up goes, I know original X-box's had some kind of flaw in the X-box dashboard (software that controls the X-box's bootup functions) so that you could bypass the lockout and do whatever you want. I imagine newer models of the X-box have that fixed, and when you sign on X-box Live! and have your system autoupdated, it fixes the flaw, if you have an older X-box. Those who had Linux on their X-box and then signed on X-box Live! were no longer allowed to use their Linux installation.