Install OSX on an xbox!!!

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  1. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that months ago (I think it was posted here). I don't think it's a very good idea, since the Xbox is essentially a PC with a Pentium III/Celeron hybrid processor running at 733 MHz, and 64MB RAM. The performance of the emulation on such a PC would be really really bad.
     
  2. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Yea, kinda old news. What I find funny is people talking about putting Linux (or some varation thereof) on a PS3 and considering that really cool.

    The original Xbox (not the 360) has been doing that for years already!
     
  3. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ALthough, I wonder if OS X86 is more compatible? This will definately need investigation!
     
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    We're not talking about putting Linux on it; we're talking about Sony stating that THEY will install Linux on it and fully support Linux and PS3 homebrew. No hackwork required to put it on, and it's actually supported.
     
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    Tiger would break the original XBOX. Jag looks to be putting the hurt on too.
     
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    10 hours for an install!! :eek:

    If i did have an xbox this would probably be the last thing i would do. Just does not make sense seeing as there is not nearly enough stuff to make it run decent.
     
  8. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    The PS2 has been doing Linux for year as well. Of course you had to buy the Network adapter, hard drive, extra memory card, optional keyboard/mouse and vga connector, but you could officially run Linux on the PS2
     
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    The network adapter, HD, keyboard, mouse and VGA adapter were bundled with the Linux kit. You just needed the console and memory card.

     
  10. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Would the 360 be able to accomplish this? (w/o emulation, of course)

    It is PowerPC based after all...
     
  11. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Unknown at this time, but with a simple question, I think the answer would be simple as well: YES.

    Just not sure. We'll have to see if any modders can make it happen. If so, it'd be the fastest Mac ever! :D

    Let's hope to see this soon!
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Considering the different design of the processor, and that its not very well suited for running applications and not really that fast, I'd say maybe.
     
  13. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Cant tell if you are being sarcastic, why is everyone saying it will be the fastes mac ever, its got G5s but I HIGHLY doubt it is anywhere near the speed of one on regular computing tasks.
     
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    yeah, I agree, but I still think its gonna be real fast,its 3x3.2GHz... that is a ton of processing power! it's gotta count for something
     
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    Xbox360 != 3xG5's.

    http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cpu/xbox360-2.ars

    From page 3:

    Not supporting out-of-order execution will make Xenon slow as molasses in January for OS-type stuff. It's great for streaming applications, like video decoding, but it's not good for having to jump around. I bet it would not be the fastest Mac available, not even close.
     
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    That's the specs of the processors? Eck.. Perhaps it would be the 7th fastest Mac ever?

    Patmian, I was not being sarcastic. I just dunno if the 360 can handle it, I would guess Yes it would, just not sure how well.
     

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