also sprach Oleg <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002.10.03.0048 +0200]: > Firstly, you need a mod chip for each Xbox. Secondly, you need to > install them into each Xbox. Thirdly, how many Xboxes, mod chips, > expensive Myrinet networks, and how much labor would it take to > replace *one* dual Athlon 4? These are valid points that speak for regular machines rather than XBoxes. However, in terms of size and stackability, the XBox beats any small tower or similar. > Our lab had to write a specific grant application for a Linux > cluster. I just don't think a grant application asking for well over > $20,000 to buy Xboxes, mod chips and network hardware has even the > slightest chance of being approved. Well, you let that be our problem, okay? > And even *if* one goes through the process of raising the money > necessary for this, if Microsoft comes out with the new Xbox version > that resists hacking by that time, you may just get stuck with 100 > game consoles. We're no fools, okay? > As to the legal issues, IANAL and I don't even know under which > jurisdiction you live. Consider my ealier statement a friendly > suggestion to consult one. I can't imagine a single law that would forbid me to do something with a product I acquired, as long as that something isn't in disagreement with the law. But since we ain't pirating or hacking, there's really nothing wrong with installing Linux on an XBox... -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck as i let go of my feelings of guilt, i can get in touch with my inner sociopath.
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