Xbox - Modding - Alternative Operating Systems

Alternative Operating Systems

Beyond gaming, a modded Xbox can be used as a media center with XBMC.

There are also distributions of Linux developed specifically for the Xbox, including those based on Gentoo, Debian, Damn Small Linux and Dyne:bolic.

List of alternative operating systems:

  • Xbox Linux is a project that ported Linux to the Xbox.
  • FreeBSD and NetBSD have also been ported to Xbox.
  • Windows CE
  • ReactOS
  • A partial port of Windows XP is available on some modding websites but this usually involves removing the CPU and resoldering a different Pentium III as well as a heavily modified BIOS. One advantage over a regular, unmodded Xbox, is the ability to use a trainer.

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