[CS-FSLUG] Ethics and the X-Box

Clinton Evans clinton.evans at rogers.com
Fri Dec 9 19:28:10 CST 2005

Thank you for the reply.

I want to make our library catalogues and audio service database available at 
various points around the church. I am looking for something cheap, 
maintainable and not a huge loss if it should be damaged or go missing.  I 
expect I will adapt whatever cheap or donated hardware I can lay my hands on!

People have made considerable advances with running Linux on the X-Box and it 
looks like a pretty good hardware platform for the job.


On December 9, 2005 11:00 am, dmc wrote:
>  > Clinton Evans wrote:
> >
> > I have a project in my Church where I want some cheap X-terminals and I
> > am debating converting some old X-Boxes for the purpose. I suspect that,
> > in a month or two, no self-respecting child will be seen with last-year's
> > model when he can have the new 360. If I am correct, the garage sales
> > should have them in abundance!
> >
> > Here is the dilemma: what is the morality of circumventing Microsoft's
> > security to recycle some of their obsolete machines?
> You are not using the MS operating system, just the
> hardware?
> No problem.
> If you are using their OS in violation of a specific
> license then one would have to take a closer look.
> Can you describe what you are intending in more detail?


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