Squeak Xbox port
dmaxwell at san.rr.com
Wed Apr 2 05:44:33 UTC 2003
Well, Slashdot had a thread a couple of days ago (*before* the recent
flood April Fools...um..."jokes") about running Linux on an unmodified
X-Box by taking advantage of a security exploit within a particular
Presumably the same technique could be used to leverage Squeak into an
On Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 07:01 PM, Swan, Dean wrote:
> Look at the original "It's Not a Game" post. If it's just an April
> fool's joke, then somebody went to quite a bit of effort to hack up
> photos of Squeak with a torn apart X Box. I've read some other posts
> elsewhere about hacking the X Box, so I don't think this was a hoax.
> All they're doing is replacing the default Microsoft BIOS ROM with
> their own FLASH, and from that point on it's basically a PC. Make a
> bootable Linux CD, and that's about the end of the story.
> Keep in mind that the poster wasn't talking about Squeak booting on an
> un-hacked X Box. That would require someone to pay the X Box tax to
> Microsoft, but it's still technically feasible. I suspect (but I
> don't know for sure) that most X Box games run on some version of
> WinCE for x86.
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