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AllLinuxDevices: Indrema and CollabNet: An Open Source Run on the Titans of Gaming

Aug 15, 2000, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"The Indrema/CollabNet partnership is more than the usual corporate waltz: find out how the two companies are going to propel the gaming world into the Open Source age."

"On October 1, Indrema and CollabNet will launch the Indrema Developer Network (IDN), a project aimed at handing the tools and support open source developers need to produce high-quality games for Indrema's gaming console."

"News of embedded Linux making inroads in industrial applications, set-top boxes, thin clients, handhelds, and wireless devices is certainly already widespread, but Indrema is walking into a market dominated by hegemons unused to being challenged by any besides the other big players: Sega, Sony, and Nintendo. Microsoft's X-Box is even considered a dicey challenge."

"The Indrema console should prove to be fast, powerful, and versatile: its designers have positioned it as not only a gaming console, but a full-featured entertainment system, capable of playing MP3's, web surfing, and more. While there's no question it will be able to run some good games, the real question is whether it can survive a market once again repeating a cycle of brutal competition, as it does every time the technology moves forward enough to make the reigning platform seem a little stale."

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