__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 06:44 \__
> On 2006-05-14, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> __/ [ 7 ] on Saturday 13 May 2006 19:58 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | In an intriguing turn of events, Sony executive Izumi Kawanishi
>>>> | has illuminated some of his company's PlayStation 3 Linux plans,
>>>> | indicating that it will be possible for individual 'homebrew'
>>>> | coders to create playable content for PS3, something actively
>>>> | blocked for Sony's PSP handheld.
>>> So it already has superior specifications than micoshaft money
>>> loosing exbox - tut tut what a shame.
>> The older one < http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Main_Page >
>> Benefits: Microsoft lose money whenever you set up a powerful Linux box.
>> Perhaps Google should start running their datacentres with Xboxes, only to
>> see Microsoft going broke.
>> Downside: developers fall to this illusion that many Xboxes are being sold
>> and then develop more games for Microsoft customers to enjoy.
> That misconception should die off right around the time of the first
> couple of bankruptcies.
Very true, but Microsoft invest a lot of money in figures-based vanity. If
they can sell many units, they will attempt to show it. The demise of XBox
running games (as opposed to GNU/Linux) will remain quiet for similar
reasons to that of Linux success stories, which are often kept in the dark
(or well-hidden in the server room). It's a strategic decision, primarily
made due to competitive advantage for Linux, whereas for Microsoft -- it
is the avoidance of bad PR. Better avoid the XBox family as though it was
the plague. In some sense, it is. It might lead to melting...
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