Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2005 10:09 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD Rink Springer would like to see his Xbox port migrated into FreeBSD-current. He is looking to import his FreeBSD/Xbox within the FreeBSD/i386 port, bringing support into FreeBSD-CURRENT. He is proposing a prioritized plan in order to accomplish this goal and is looking for your comments and feedback.
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Absolutely not.
by justin on Mon 24th Oct 2005 12:02 UTC
justin
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2005-07-12

I have never seen the point of porting an OS to a video game device such as the XBox.

Are there datacenters out there full of XBoxes? I think not.

While I applaud the effort and contributions to the project, porting FreeBSD to the XBox is trivial in that there's no use for it, beyond the nostalgia of annoying Microsoft.

I doubt this makes it to the i386 port.

- Justin

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RE: Absolutely not.
by on Mon 24th Oct 2005 16:28 in reply to "Absolutely not."
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"Are there datacenters out there full of XBoxes? I think not."

Actually there are datacenters that have Xboxes, Playstations et al (not filled). I think an entire rack could be filled with all the units.

FYI: I work at a Tier 1 ISP. I won't give you the name; but its on this list:

http://scoreboard.keynote.com/scoreboard/Main.aspx?Login=Y&Username...

Ahhh... another hard day at the office.

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