msbhvn wrote:What a load of rubbish! Having an Intel chip is what made the first Xbox so easy to hack. The PowerPC chip in the 360 is easy to program for because MS make Visual Studio and have made developing for 360 very similar to developing for PC.
In over seven years, the 360 dashboard hasn't been compromised. Going back to Intel, even a 64-bit chip, is inviting hackers and pirates to have a field day.
Couldn't of said it better myself ,But from what Ive been hearing lately its very worrying that this might actually be true
I think MS might be banking on the DEP and NX technologies in recent Intel CPUs to prevent hacking, as they are a hardware block to prevent unauthorised code from running. The Pentium 3 chip in the Xbox didn't have this. Hackers will get into anything eventually, though, and if I were MS, I'd have stayed with IBM for backwards compatibility reasons.
I don't get the appeal at all. Like what do they do... say something stupid then read the replies while they touch themselves? - Vampyre_Ghost on trolls.