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Re: Intel to Start an Open Source Incubator

__/ [ Lobo ] on Sunday 12 March 2006 06:41 \__

> On Sun, 12 Mar 2006 04:12:17 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20060313/market05.shtml
>> ,----[ Snippet ]
>> | What is the status of Linux at Intel? |
>> | For Intel, Linux is an important area. We are encouraging Linux on |
>> | the development front. In India, we are aggressively working towards |
>> | strengthening our presence in the Linux market. `---- |
> I notice the big players are starting to line up behind open source now.
> The market in underdeveloped countries is immense and they know it.
> Companies like Dell, who wait on the sidelines until they feel it is a
> sure thing, will end up missing out in a big way. The same goes for
> hardware manufacturers.


,----[ Introducation ]
| Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) was founded in 2000 and has investment
| backing from Computer Associates, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Ltd., HP, IBM, Intel,
| NEC and others

This does not go many years into the distant past. As regards "companies like

Michael Dell earlier this month: "Microsoft has not talked to us about Linux.
If they did, I wouldn't care. It's none of their business,"

> After seeing what Microsoft is offering with Vista, I sense that 2007 will
> be the year of the Penguin.

2005 was said to be a year of Open Source with Firefox in the headlines. 2006
may be the year of mass OpenOffice adoption. The momentum of Linux is
proportional to the growth of such Open Source projects, in my humble

Best wishes,


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