http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtar ... xbox-live/
A few blogs I read this morning are reporting that people on the Xbox Live online service are being forbidden from using gamertags (read: screen names for Xbox 360) that feature the words Linux or Unix.
Okay, what happens when you like Linux, and decide to change your Xbox Live gamertag motto to â€œLinux rulesâ€? Well, Microsoft black flags you, thatâ€™s what. According to xbox-scene.com, Linux and Unix prompt the following response:
"Your motto contains inappropriate language. Please try again."
I can confirm this as I just tried it myself. Also, according to some xbox-scene.com forum-goers, variations on Linux such as â€œL I N U Xâ€ or â€œL inuxâ€ also are banned.
I try to keep an even hand here at the Log, being a journalist and all, but this is just lame. Itâ€™s not even worthy of being called â€œchildishâ€ as that would be an insult to even the most insipid of todayâ€™s youth.
Seriously, Microsoft. I meanâ€¦ really?!
Wow, what a powerful blow against Linux, eh? Effing stupid.