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)...'"