Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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RE[5]: "Long term" matters
by Nth_Man on Sat 10th Sep 2011 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: "Long term" matters"
Nth_Man
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First, there's no way for a monopoly to happen with this type of device

Privative software allows vendor lock-ins, for example, that is why the prior user was talking about privative software.

However, it completely disregards the reality of the market that already exists and what we've observed thus far.

We have seen a lot of software monopolies, for example. Microsoft was found guilty and convicted, at least three times :-( for paying people to create problems to others, as you can see in the following link and in the antitrust case, in trials in USA and also in Europe.
http://antitrust.slated.org/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/2000/PX...

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