Friday, 17 December 2004

How to really pi** off Micro$oft

As most people know, Micro$oft are in a price war with SONY over the Playstation 2, so they actually loose money on the XBox hardware, i.e. they're selling it at a loss. You can pick up an XBox now for around £100. They expect to make their money back on games sales. I say take advantage of this.

Here's an excellent guide to forcing Linux onto your unsuspecting XBox:

"The Xbox is a legacy-free PC by Microsoft that consists of an Intel Celeron 733 MHz CPU, an nVidia GeForce 3MX, 64 MB of RAM, a 8/10 GB hard disk, a DVD drive and 10/100 Ethernet. As on every PC, you can run Linux on it."

Sounds like a good idea to me: having a fully functional, brand-new, decent spec PC - with standardised hardware that actually works properly with the OS software - for around £100? Cool.

I've paid 4/5 times as much for the same hardware and thats usually been reconditioned by some chimp who thinks 'reconditioning' simply meens 're-installing 2000 on it and giving it a quick dust'.