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Re: PlayStation 3 Linux Support Augmented by Sony

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Thursday 07 December 2006 13:13 \__
> > PlayStation 3 support now standard in Linux 2.4
> >
> > ,----[ Quote ]
> > | Sony-contributed patches aimed at adding machine-specific features
> > | for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) have been merged into the stable 2.4.20
> > | kernel tree. The patches should greatly simplify maintaining Linux
> > | kernels for the PS3, which is already supported under Linux by at
> > | least one distribution.
> > `----
> >
> > http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6521115697.html
> Kernel patches from Sony also reach the 2.6 kernel:
> http://git.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f58a9d171a346afb1b09190427e6c28c6118703e

> I think that Microsoft made a mistake by competing with Sony.
> Linux has just earned a new super-wealthy friend.

A super-wealthy friend????  Clearly you are clueless when it comes to
business and financial matters. At one time Sony was super-wealthy but
that was long ago and the past decade hasn't exactly been good to Sony.
Once their bread and butter was having "state of the art" consumer
electronics. This is no longer the case as there are plenty of
companies who sell better products at more competitive prices.

Super wealthy???? Kind of funny but let's go ahead and knock this
straw-man down.

Sony has $3.18 billion in cash.
But they have $19.1 billion in debt.

Their total market-cap is still $40 billion but that's more impressive
than it sounds. Dell for example has a market-cap of $60 billion. Intel
is $120 billion, Cannon is $71B and Apple Computer is about twice their
worth. Oh yeah... and Apple has 3X the cash reserves and with
absolutely ZERO debt.

Sony isn't small but they are certainly not some "super wealthy"
company. Certainly not when they have such a high equity to debt ratio.

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