July 8, 2002
Linux penguin graces Xbox
C|Net's News.com reports that a German programmer says he "has made the first step toward running the Linux operating system on Microsoft's Xbox game console -- without running into any legal entanglements. Michael Steil, a German programmer, has built an application called linuxpreview, which simply flashes the Xbox LED (light-emitting diode) and draws a penguin on the Xbox start-up screen, along with the message 'Xbox Linux Coming Soon!' and a link to the Xbox Linux Web site."