__/ [ John Bailo ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 07:44 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> This helps Sony deter and abolish the competition and, besides, they
>> needed an O/S for their peripheral hard-drive. They could not (/ought to
>> have not) used the competitor's product. You will see more and more
>> vendors and software makers who are(/were) 'Microsoft victims' moving to
> Sony has to figure out a way to be the "home computer" because otherwise
> XBox 360 is gonna steal their gaming business by leveraging on the
> Microsoft PC connections.
> At best, Linux gives them some parity, but it remains to be seen how far
> they are going to take it.
As far as rootkit *grin*.
I forgot to mention yet again that Sony chose Open Source over Oracle. This
was only announced yesterday. Maybe they could join the team of
Linux-friendly companies, residing among IBM, Novell, and Red Hat (Linux
exclusively). If they set their shiny foot on the blue pedestal, their
wealth could really benefit the Open Source community. They could add to the
yet-neglected dimension and niche which is entertainment (yes, I know of
Rhapsody by now), yet their loveaffair with DRM boggles the mind.
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