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Re: [News] Sony Imperils Self with Linux Exclusion

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____/ 7 on Wednesday 02 September 2009 09:09 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Game Over for Sony
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>> | This latest move is incredibly short sighted. By providing this âInstall
>> | Other OSâ option Sony not only gained a huge amount of goodwill from an
>> | influential community, but it also allowed it to learn about the open
>> | source community â something that is vital for its long-term survival.
>> | By cutting off that dialogue, Sony has effectively cut itself off from
>> | the future. It's certainly removed itself from my list of companies with
>> | even the slightest relevance to free software.
>> `----
> They are lying with claims dropping Linux is a cost saving.
> It was a political decision.
> All they need to do is employ one or two persons to get Linux on it.
> Or release some specs to some open source group who will merrily port Linux
> into it.
> Their short sightedness could cost them a lot of future revenue
> because no one builds add ons for the product and so mind share drops.
> In any case something like an Acer Revo has more software and computing
> power relevant to gaming and is cheaper and more functional
> than expensive games consoles.

Some say it's because Linux could snatch Blu-Ray dumps. Linux was too powerful.

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