__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Monday 15 May 2006 16:50 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> XBox 360 cracked
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | ...the new patch is said to boot 'Xtreme' XBox 1 and 360 backups, works
>> | with originals, and will boot 'all' XBox 1 discs on the 360. If it works
>> | as advertised, it is quite the coup, but it may turn out to be a near
>> | miss like the last few...
> I still don't see how physically modifying a gaming console relates to
> Linux but....
What? You haven't heard...?
It's one of these cases where someone sponsors and covers the cost of your
beloved Linux box. Yes, "X" in "Xbox" is the last letter in "Linux".
E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development
I take it that you're not too fond of computer game. A shame, really...
> The new patches are not for the technical novice, they involve flashing
> your drive, sector extraction and manually backing up your legit games.
> There is also the more than zero chance you will brick your 360, not a
> pleasant thought for anyone. I would put this patch down to a
> technically interesting tool for the deeply geeky.
> Security Again??? Tell you what; take a Linux box and give someone
> physical access to it. Let them remove the hard disk and then "flash
> the drive" (whatever the hell that means) and extract sectors from the
> disk. I'd say that machine was also compromised.
No, it's probably a case of reverse engineering, Larry. It's too easy with
Open Source, and very welcome as well. With closed-source, this is not at
all desired. It puts the develop in a potentially embarrassing position.
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