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LinuxDevices: Linux Poised to Dominate Set-Top Box Market, Survey Says

Mar 11, 2004, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Global research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics says Microsoft needs to quickly implement a more competitive licensing scheme if it wants to compete with Linux in the advanced set-top box (STB) market, expected to reach 40 million installed units worldwide by 2008.

"The finding comes as part of the research firm's 'Connected Home Devices' report, which notes that more manufacturers would consider Microsoft's CE .NET platform if it were competitively priced. The report finds momentum building behind Linux, which it calls 'a leading contender to become the standard operating system in advanced set-top boxes, such as Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and IPTV (Internet Protocol TV)...'"

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