Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Nov 2005 22:54 UTC, submitted by Jari
Games The Xbox-Linux team have got to work on trying to port Linux to the Xbox 360, in a project named 'Free 60'. The Free60 Project aims to port open source operating systems like GNU/Linux and Darwin to the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console. Here is some interesting documentation already from their website.
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technical question
by jack_perry on Tue 29th Nov 2005 16:10 UTC
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

Reading what the guys write about the Xbox 360:

- All code runs in kernel mode

Isn't that dangerous? (as in, insecure) Haven't we been down this road with Microsoft before? or am I confusing things?

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RE: technical question
by CPUGuy on Wed 30th Nov 2005 06:27 in reply to "technical question"
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2005-07-06

Security has nothing to do with it.

It has to do with keeping applications separate from the OS so that if an app crashes, the OS does not.

This, however, is a closed system and is not meant for multitasking, etc. So it really doesn't matter.

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