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Author Topic: Group Claims Linux Advance On Xbox  (Read 272 times)

'jsm'

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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2003, 06:06:21 PM »

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                What does being a computer mean ?

1. A device that computes, especially a programmable electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information.

2. A machine for performing calculations automatically [syn: data processor, electronic computer, information processing system]

3. A machine that can be programmed to manipulate
symbols. Computers can perform complex and repetative
procedures quickly, precisely and reliably and can quickly
store and retrieve large amounts of data.

The physical components from which a computer is constructed
(electronic circuits and input/output devices) are known as
"hardware". Most computers have four types of hardware
component: CPU, input, output and memory. The CPU (central
processing unit) executes programs ("software") which tell
the computer what to do. Input and output (I/O) devices allow
the computer to communicate with the user and the outside
world. There are several kinds of memory - fast, expensive,
short term memory (e.g. RAM) to hold intermediate results,
and slower, cheaper, long-term memory (e.g. magnetic disk and
magnetic tape) to hold programs and data between jobs.



I agree with the others, the gamecube the ps2 and all other consoles are a computer. I mean my dvd my vcr my tv even are computers.

Now what I want to know is why would I buy a computer to turn it into an xbox when I can already buy an xbox ? (Yes the other way analogy is wanted)

Do you have any clue how much an cheap pc sells for ? I can buy a pentium 4 1.6 for 299$ CAN. Now if I want to run linux why the hell would I buy an xbox and not that p4 PC ?
               
               

               


                     Edited by jsm, 03 July 2003 - 02:08 AM.
                     
                  


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'crapdude2001'

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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2003, 07:44:57 PM »

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                Now... I could have sworn reading an post on slashdot talking about how one kid was able to get the RSA (what ever it is) Key from his xbox somehow but M$ Quickly shut him down? Was I reading that right? If so is it possible one of these people figured out how to do it and now have the Key themselves? Just a few Ideas
               
               

               
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'erexx'

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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2003, 02:17:07 AM »

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QUOTE (jsm @ Jul 3 2003, 03:06 AM)

Now what I want to know is why would I buy a computer to turn it into an xbox when I can already buy an xbox ? (Yes the other way analogy is wanted)

Do you have any clue how much an cheap pc sells for ? I can buy a pentium 4 1.6 for 299$ CAN. Now if I want to run linux why the hell would I buy an xbox and not that p4 PC ?


Ha! you would'nt, of coarse, but you just might be able to play that closed system software (Xbox) on another computer in emulation someday.

Also, easy enough to say, why would I buy an atari2600, and I can, when I can just play them in emulation on the xbox "computer"

To the second question... I have no idea why someone would do that...
Unless its just because they can...
which doesnt quite qualify for the logic factor but certainly for the fun factor.

there are also some legitimate uses for linux on an Xbox I suppose...
so please dont flame me for that....

This thread has REALLY drifted off topic.
               
               

               


                     Edited by erexx, 03 July 2003 - 10:18 AM.
                     
                  


            
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'Heet'

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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2003, 09:23:46 AM »

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                Ok, we need to find these guys and string them up by their testicles.

"The software companies who are developing titles for the XBox should be very worried by the lack of protection that M$ is offering their work as exploits such as those found by our team pose a serious threat to potential sales due to the possible use of such exploits for software piracy."


We should have thier heads for this.  Scaring off game makers?  Who the fuck do they think they are?
               
               

               


                     Edited by Heet, 03 July 2003 - 05:27 PM.
                     
                  


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'muerte'

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« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2003, 10:54:59 AM »

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QUOTE (Heet @ Jul 3 2003, 07:23 PM)
Ok, we need to find these guys and string them up by their testicles.

what if they're women blink.gif










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'Sweetleef'

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« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2003, 12:47:33 PM »

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                Women hackers with pink xboxs!  M$ could take over the gaming (sorry 'just a computer') scene.  Maybe even a girl penguin to promote linux for girls.  Or is it linux-pms guaranteed to be unstable once a month.  laugh.gif

Ok taht was sad.  Back to my dungeon.
               
               

               
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'XBLamer'

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« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2003, 12:55:23 PM »

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                Man you are so bad, you are lucky there are no woman who actually read this forum or you would be in big trouble hehehe

               
               

               
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