I wouldnt put anyone down because of their ideas. I know it seems impossible. But who said it isnt possible? Who has proven that point? There are many theories as to doing this. The person who ported Windows CE to xbox added in his ReadMe:
Ok, so, CE.NET is a nifty toy, and all... but can we put REAL Windows on the
xbox? Like Windows XP?
Well, yes and no.
This topic has been beaten to death over time, but... I'll add a little to
There is an embeddable version of Windows XP called "XP eMbedded" or XPe. It
has been said time and time again that the Windows kernel will not boot without
a BIOS. This is true of MOST Windows kernels, but only because their lower
level functions are coded against a standard PC, and we don't have the source,
obviously. With XPe, WE can provide the lower level functions ourselves, in a
custom BSP, and build a custom bootloader. Preliminary experimentation shows
that this WILL work, it will just take a lot of effort. Better to get the "Toy"
OS up and running first, and then apply what we learn along the way to the big
Now, people want to explore, try things, try their ideas. Dont try to tell everyone right away it aint gonna work. Personally, I think it would be neat. But X-DSL is good enough for me. I aint probably as smart as you guys on this stuff, but I'm just stating my opinion. As has everyone else in this thread.
But, if you just want to run a Windows only application on the xbox, get wine.
That way you can use it in Linux.
Edited by xmelon, 21 June 2005 - 12:44 AM.