Squeak Xbox port

Duane Maxwell 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 
published game.



Presumably the same technique could be used to leverage Squeak into an 

-- Duane

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.
> 				-Dean

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