Xbox Linux Project gets SuSE 8.0 running

By George, they might have got it...


The Xbox Linux Project is claiming some considerable level of success in its quest to turn Microsoft's closed box into a Linux box. It has SuSE 8.0 up and running on it (you can see some screenshots here), and in the Project's news section here it promises a tutorial on how you install SuSE on an Xbox shortly.

The hardware they're using has been subject to "minor" modification, so this falls into category A of the Project. Category B aims to run unsigned code on unmodded hardware, which is a much less do-able looking target.

The current hardware uses a USB keyboard, the Xbox connector being a modified version of USB, and displays on a TV. It's running StarOffice, but don't get too excited about the shots of TuxRacer - this apparently only does one frame a second so far. ®

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