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[News] [Rival] Xbox 360: From Catching on Fire to Intercepting Signals

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Xbox 360: From Catching on Fire to Intercepting Signals
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 03:36:49 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Strange Xbox signal suspected of jamming wireless LANs

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| Microsoft's popular Xbox 360 game console can create a strong and strange 
| signal on wireless LANs, according to IT staff at Morrisville State College. 
| It's not clear whether the signal disrupts the college's WLAN access points 
| or students' wireless notebooks. There is some anecdotal evidence, however, 
| that it at least affects other radios in the same 2.4GHz band.   



Design flaws, defects, and faults

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| I don't know if these numbers are anything like the actual situation with the 
| Xbox 360. The reality could be better or worse. I can't infer enough from 
| Microsoft's behavior; the return rates are obviously high enough to trigger 
| this public admission of a problem, yet they apparently aren't high enough to 
| justify a recall.    
| But I am quite sure that Microsoft has not said anything to justify these 
| claims that all Xbox 360s are "faulty" or "defective," and I think it's  
| important to understand the difference between these terms and Microsoft's 
| use of "design issue" or CRN Australia's use of "design flaw." The truth is 
| important, and words are all we have to explain the truth to each other.   


Microsoft faces second class action lawsuit over scratched discs

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| In the second such lawsuit to be filed this month, Microsoft is facing legal 
| class action due to the Xbox 360's reported inclination to scratch game 
| discs. According to InformationWeek, the suit alleges that "Microsoft 
| improperly and/or negligently manufactured the Xbox 360 console in a manner 
| that causes the expensive game discs ... to be scratched, rendering the games 
| unusable."      


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