Science Addiction

A dormant blog by Devanshu Mehta

Month: August, 2005

Linux on the Xbox: Part II: Planning

This is the IInd part of an “ongoing series”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/categories/geek-projects/linux-on-the-xbox/ on my experiences with installing Linux on my Xbox.

SO MAYBE I’M CRAZY ENOUGH TO TRY THIS- WHERE DO I START?
Ah, nice to know there are other zealots out there. So, before you do anything else, you want to bookmark the “Xbox-Linux website”:http://www.xbox-linux.org. Lot’s of interesting information about how and why you would want to attempt this project- the kind of stuff “I’ve already written about”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2005/08/06/linux-on-the-xbox-reasoning-part-i/. Read the rest of this entry »

Linux on the Xbox: Part I: Reasoning

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS?
So a few days ago, I finally decided to sell my Xbox. Purchased in a frenzy of going-to-grad-school shopping, knowing fully well that you can’t get through a degree in computer science without putting in your hours behind the controls of a powerful gaming machine, this black and green monster has served its purpose.

But since then, I’ve graduated. I work full time. The few games I owned started finding their way to “Half.com”:http://www.half.com and pretty soon it had become clear.

The Xbox had to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Is it Wrong to Love Microsoft… blindly?

This is my constructive response to the column at “CoolTechZone”:http://www.cooltechzone.com on the 5th of August titled “Is it Wrong to Love Microsoft?”:http://www.cooltechzone.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1645&Itemid=0&limit=1&limitstart=0 To give you a little perspective, I have a WindowsXP desktop dual booted with “Fedora Core 4 Linux”:http://fedora.redhat.com, Windows XP Professional laptop, and “Mac Powerbook”:http://www.apple.com/powerbook/ at home and so have sufficient experience with all of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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