xBox Linux donor extends prize offer

And yes it is Michael Robertson

The anonymous donor who offered $200,000 to fund two prizes for the development of xBox Linux has taken off his mask. And yes, it is as most people who care about such things suspected all along, Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com.

He is extending the deadline for part B of the prize for another year. This is to enable hackers to produced a Linux capable of running on xBox with no hardware modifications. The original deadline was the end of 2002.

The terms of Part A of the prize, to run Linux on the Microsoft games machine, has been accomplished. The distribution of $100,000 to several hackers as their reward is expected to be completed by the end of January, 2003, The Xbox Linux Project says. ®

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