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Microsoft may license Xbox 360 software

The operating system which drives the Xbox 360 may be licensed out for use by third parties, according to company chairman Bill Gates, suggesting that it may become part of the firm’s range of software for embedded systems.

Speaking in Japan, Gates said that the firm was considering offering the software – which offers extensive media and network functionality, and may allow users to download movies and music over the internet – to other companies.

Read the complete story. (gamesindustry.biz)