X-box for humanity

kdog
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Topic 190567

Has anyone had used the first x-box as a linux computer, I was wondering about the viability of its cpu power.

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X-box for humanity

I think it was a discussion about this over at the SETI numbercrunching boards a couple of months ago.

Then you're really interested in a subject, there is no way to avoid it. You have to read the Manual.

Paul D. Buck
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As I understood it,

As I understood it, Microsoft, in the name of customer service (or something) actually designed in features on the CPU and chip set to prevent the X-Box from running Linux. Not sure how successful they will be in thwarting the truely dedicated. But, I did find that leaning perverse ...

Xbox update shuts out Linux
The Hidden Boot Code of the Xbox
Linux making its way onto the Xbox 360

Are several articles, Google "xbox360 and linux" to get more ...

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I did some investigation and

I did some investigation and found that yes the x-box can have linux installed on it but it seems that the best way to go about doing this is to replace the bios chip with an after market one. I think it has a p3 800mhz and 64megs of ram. Not a speed demon but its quiet and power efficient and i have 2 of them hanging out doing nothing, I ll see if i cant give it a try.

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RE: As I understood it,

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As I understood it, Microsoft, in the name of customer service (or something) actually designed in features on the CPU and chip set to prevent the X-Box from running Linux. Not sure how successful they will be in thwarting the truely dedicated. But, I did find that leaning perverse ...

Are several articles, Google "xbox360 and linux" to get more ...

Paul,

there are two products. The XBox which can run Linux with a few modifications. and there is XBox 360 which currently cannot.

The Xbox has some Pentium chip inside and the Xbox 360 has a customized triple-core PowerPC chip.

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If you want to run PowerPC

If you want to run PowerPC chip get a PowerMac while they last ... :)

Though I suppose if you have an X-Box of either version then it is tempting to wonder ... :)

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RE: If you want to run

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If you want to run PowerPC chip get a PowerMac while they last ... :)


Have already one ;^)

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Though I suppose if you have an X-Box of either version then it is tempting to wonder ... :)


Just the 360 and only for installing Linux on it ... somewhen ... when it works.

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The original XBox has a

The original XBox has a 733Mhz P3-Celeron (128k L2) with the FSB bumped up to 133MHz. Not exactly a powerhouse these days ;)

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