Post: Sony to destroy Microsoft
Administrative Note:Message to User:Original Post:Sony is launching/starting their attempt at entering the operating system market with Linux.
Ever since Playstation 2, Sony has offered the customer the ability to install Linux on their system and they’ve offered the same abilities on the Playstation 3. I wondered that maybe there was a real reason behind it. Could Sony be trying to plant seeds for a future plan to shift the market towards Linux, instead of Windows and does Sony plan to enter the realm of operating systems? Microsoft ties into this whole theory, because they might’ve discovered Sony’s plan and in order to stop them, they released their own video game console, the Xbox. If my theory’s correct, there is an even bigger war going on behind the scenes. Sony and Microsoft are already in battle over video games (Playstation vs Xbox) and disc formats (blu-ray vs hd-dvd), so an OS battle could be right around the corner. Maybe i'm reading into things too deep, but something's definitely going on here."
This was posted by Joeorc, it gets a little more technical, so you might take him a little more serious (I know it's long, but it's interesting and backs up my point):
o'l its true alright....people who do not know what the big target is an that is the market share of the computer OS in people's home....
one of the reasons is yes indeed microsoft got into
the CE entertainment industry because at that time the "MEDIA CENTER" PC was in its infancy in development...Microsoft knew that LINUX which is the "top set box: ie: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DEFAULT OPERATING SYSTEM'S NOT MICROSOFT WINDOWS....
an now since the PLAYSTATION 3 does do most everything a normal PC that you would use a media centric pc for ..its only a matter of time before it completely overtakes that market share from MICROSOFT.
make no mistake about it MICROSOFT is worried more now than ever ..look at how huge the viral marketing is that Microsoft has done against the playstation 3..
why has SONY not concentrated on marketing the LINUX part of the playstation 3 yet...because they are trying to concentrate on getting the playstation 3 where it matter's first the consumer's HOME. than concentrate
on the added value of functions.
as for SONY AN LINUX ...I WILL LET YOU DECIDE ON IF SONY IS REALY INTERESTED IN LINUX.....
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AN IF SONY IS NOT THE LEAST OF MICROSOFT'S WORRIES:
IBM will not use Windows Vista - but will move to Linux desktops
William Henning - Monday, March 6th, 2006 | 1:13PM (PST)
IBM switching to Linux destops in Germany according to a Linux Forum 2006 presentation by their head of open source and Linux sales in Germany.
Interesting news from LinuxForum 2006
During a presentation on IBM's involvement with Open Source, Andreas Pleschek from IBM in Stuttgart, Germany, who heads open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe for IBM made a very interesting statement...
"Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform. Not all at once - some will keep using their present Windows versions for a while. But none will upgrade to Vista."
The question is, does this only apply to IBM in Germany, or IBM world wide?
If ALL of IBM switches to Linux desktops and OpenOffice... that would be a very significant loss to Microsoft; not only in direct licensing revenues, but also in speeding adoption of Linux by other companies. After all, if IBM can run on Linux desktops...
IF MICROSOFT IS NOT WORRIED...HMMMMM
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PS:MICROSOFT has been trying for years for patent infringement against THE LINUX TYPE OS's
notice who is also part of the LINUX ALLIANCE
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