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25th Chaos Communication Congress
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Michael Steil

Specializing in embedded systems, security systems, operating systems and virtualization, Michael Steil significantly contributed to the Xbox-Linux and GameCube-Linux projects. He holds a Dipl.-Inf. degree from the TU M√ľnchen and is currently employed by a major IT company, working on operating systems kernels.

Michael Steil has been using and programming computers since the age of 10. He specialized in embedded systems, security systems, operating systems and virtualization. In '02, he founded the Xbox Linux Project: He lead the team that reverse-engineered the internals of the MS Xbox, constructed the majority of hacks of the Xbox security system as well as ported the GNU/Linux operating system on the Xbox platform. Besides, he also founded and contributed to other open source and hacking projects, such as Gamecube-Linux and SoftPear. He wrote many articles and wrote and contributed to some books about UNIX and programming. Furthermore, he gave several talk about GameCube and Xbox hacking at LinuxTag, LinuxWorld, CCCongress and as Google Tech Talks.


mist at c64 dot org