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Old 01-04-2007, 09:57 AM
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Was flipping through my A2 manual and was surprised to see license agreements for open source software. Additionally surprised to see that the Toshiba platform is Linux based, does anyone know what build it is based on?
Just want to say this is really a power up for Linux advocates that Toshiba choose to develop itís HD-DVD platform on Linux operating system . Interesting Microsoft is backing HD-DVD considering the primary hardware vendor of HD-DVD is not using their flagship Windows CE operating system . //PT
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Was flipping through my A2 manual and was surprised to see license agreements for open source software. Additionally surprised to see that the Toshiba platform is Linux based, does anyone know what build it is based on?
Just want to say this is really a power up for Linux advocates that Toshiba choose to develop itís HD-DVD platform on Linux operating system . Interesting Microsoft is backing HD-DVD considering the primary hardware vendor of HD-DVD is not using their flagship Windows CE operating system . //PT
They used Linux in the A1 model as well. There was quite a bit of online discussion about the internal hardware OS boot loader, etc.
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:59 PM
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Interesting Microsoft is backing HD-DVD considering the primary hardware vendor of HD-DVD is not using their flagship Windows CE operating system . //PT
They figure they'll make money where they can... in this case, they'll make money every time a disc is authored/sold using VC1. Many more discs will be sold than players, regardless of the format.
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They figure they'll make money where they can... in this case, they'll make money every time a disc is authored/sold using VC1. Many more discs will be sold than players, regardless of the format.
Agreed, you have to admit the irony in Microsoft supporting an open platform such as Linux. Even the thought a possibly Microsoft support VC-1 engine for Linux in the Toshiba player.
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Remember that it's a different business unit than the Windows OS though. There are a number of largely independent business units within Microsoft that don't necessarily communicate well...

Like I said, royalties are royalties, they don't care where the come from.
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