It's pretty obvious, isn't it? The Xbox360 uses a tri-core 3.0 GHz PowerPC processor and a special ATi graphics card... It would be the ultimate PowerPC Mac, and OS X might be able to run on it without any special drivers. Has anyone tried to install OS X on their 360? I've searched the 'net numerous times for just such an attempt (and hopefully success), but I only get returns on OS X running on (an emulator on) the original Xbox. If no one has, I have a friend who owns a 360, and I own copy of the retail Tiger install disc. Conceivably, the Xbox HD could be backed up, wiped, and have the Mac OS installed via a mac. With the addition of the Xbox360 controller driver, it would be one slick setup!
Cheers! :-) - JediJoker
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I think someone with serious expertise would need to look at this. I suspect the PPC processor is sufficiently different to the G5 to need some 'drivers' which will not be present in a retail Tiger. But then it might just be down to what the chip reports itself as. If it doesn't match the descriptors in the OS, then it probably won't run.
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So far the only mods for the 360 is making the HD DVD drive work in windows or tricking the system to transfer files from your computer to the 360. Other then that I havn't found any that deals with tricking/hacking the firmware. Oh and the water cooled 360 too, I almost forgot that one.
Loc: Florida, USA
I've been searching around and theres a custom distro of Gentoo that runs on the 360. For it to work you need the video game KingKong and a special patch. Also you have to crack open the 360 and pull out the DVD drive and flash the drive on a PC to use a hacked firmware.
So really and truly you can run OSx under Linux using PearPC.
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