After Microsoft has won several battles to stop folks from making mod chips for the X-Box, the "X-Box Linux Project" comes up with a new blow to the big bad box maker.
"X-Box Linux Mandrake 9 available. This is the first full Linux distribution for the X-Box, which is 100% compatible with Mandrake Linux 9. The 350 MB installation CD includes Gnome, KDE and OpenOffice.org and installs in 10 minutes."
With this you can use it for office applications, the Internet, e-mail, Linux games or even as a Web, file or database server. But don't think you can run out and get the disk thinking everything will be peachy. You will also need a special mod chip that will disable the security features in the X-Box allowing for you to use other software.
The X-Box Linux Project
What kinda cheeses me off is just how important is it to mod out your x-box? Why go through all the trouble?