XBox Chip With Legal BIOS
Posted on: 01/23/2003 12:28 PM

Saw over Slashdot that OzChip has a new Xbox chip which comes preinstalled with the new Cromwell Linux BIOS.

Previous chips came without (or simplistic) BIOS for obvious legal and hardware-related (HD-key) reasons you had to go through a lot of manipulations in order to install a patched version of the original Microsoft BIOS or ask the vendor to do it which obviously he was not willing to do for free (when he was willing to). Since the new Cromwell BIOS is fully open source it can be shipped with the chip without any legal risks, gaining you a lot of time, sweat and money.

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