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[News] The Continued Battle Between Open TV and Proprietary TV

Linux becomes the /de facto/ standard in places.

Siemens Tops Microsoft In IPTV Market, Analyst Firm Says

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| "In addition, Microsoft is seen as less open than Siemens,
| which acquired its IPTV software last year by buying Myrio
| Corp. Some service providers are concerned that if they
| buy Microsoft products, they won't have the option of using
| another vendor's products as their networks grow."


Here are some links I once collected:

Intel Wants Its Cake Both Ways

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| ...Which will it be, Intel: open or closed? Standardized or
| proprietary? Chocolate or strawberry?


Microsoft partners with major players on IPTV Edition-powered SoC STBs

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| With Zune and Vista hogging all the headlines these days,
| you may have forgotten that Microsoft is also hard at
| work pushing its IPTV Edition software platform into
| living rooms around the world...


Nortel not the only winner at Telus IPTV deal

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| If that results in any new business for Cisco then
| acquisition of Minerva can't be too improbable, and then
| it would own an end to end IPTV system, with or without
| Microsoft middleware.


Electronics firms plan Internet televisions

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| The new televisions will use Linux operating systems
| instead of Microsoft Windows, it added. That feature
| is aimed at cutting the time needed to boot up and
| reducing the risk of virus infection. 


TV Makers to Collaborate on Internet TV Standards

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| The new sets reportedly will be based on the Linux
| operating system.


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| The Japanese consumer electronics companies aim to
| develop broadband-enabled televisions that can
| download and display videos from the internet without
| the need for a separate set-top box or computer.
| They plan to establish a common standard for aspects
| of internet TV, based on a Linux operating system.


Verizon takes over Microsoft TV code

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| Unhappy over the memory footprint of applications and
| delays in rolling  them out, Verizon has ditched some
| of Microsoft's television software and  has chosen
| instead to write its own.


MythTV vs Windows Media Centre: is Linux still in with a chance?

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| In terms of functionality, the machines were identical.
| MCE is beautiful to look at and use -- but if had the
| choice between a  swankier interface and saving a few
| hundred dollars on the cost of the  unit, I'd go for
| saving the money anyday.


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