Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 6th Nov 2007 00:47 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs A few days ago we published a review of the Linux-based Neuros OSD recorder and player. Now, you can win one of these devices! All you have to do is research on the product to find out its current capabilities, and then comment below with suggestions on how to make it better and with ideas for new applications and hacks. The Neuros Technology guys will pick the best idea in 3 days time and we will provide them with the winner's email address so they can send him/her a free Neuros OSD device (that info won't be used for other purposes). If you wish to comment but not to participate in the competition, please clearly state so on your comments. Update: The winner is FunkyELF for this post. Congrats!
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Platform vision
by The1stImmortal on Fri 9th Nov 2007 02:25 UTC
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My suggestion is to envisage the Neuros OSD as the first in a line of Neuros produced extensible, embedded linux appliances, utilising a common internal architecture and format allowing the community/ISVs (and Neuros) to develop extensions and applications that would work both on the OSD and on future Neuros devices. Future appliances for example might include thin clients, micro-desktops/palmtops, etc, all sharing the same basic internal architecture and OS structure.

For example, the Neuros OSD is released, and the community port a Gecko-based browser, email client, and new codecs to the platform. Neuros then brings out a thin client, which owing to the basic compatibility with the OSD, immediately has a pool of community/ISV apps and extensions available to it due to its compatibility with the OSD. Someone develops an alternative shell for the OSD & thin client, and later on Neuros comes out with a WebTV like micro-desktop system (intended for limited use as a generic desktop PC, office apps, browsing, etc). It too suddenly has access to the growing ecosystem of Neuros platform apps & extensions. The more appliances Neuros releases, the more stimulation there is to the community to develop new apps/extensions, and more market for those apps/extensions, and thereby the more market there is for Neuros appliances.

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