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IT Analysis: AOL-TV brings forth embedded Linux - by stealth

Jan 10, 2000, 16:17 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Web TV has been long-predicted but, so far, has failed to stoke up the interest of the mass market. With the launch of AOL into the market, this looks set to change. And it looks like, where AOL goes, Linux is destined to follow...."

"Should AOL's strategy go to plan, the positive knock-on effects for Linux could be staggering with millions of consumers using devices with "Linux inside". Consumers who turn to AOL are unlikely to care what operating system is running in the set-top box. Manufacturers and software vendors will care, indeed they will be watching with baited breath. Despite Linux's strengths as an embedded operating system, its success in the consumer market will be more dependent on manufacturers' preparedness to use the platform...."

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