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
Member since:
2010-05-16

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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RE[6]: "Long term" matters
by ilovebeer on Sat 10th Sep 2011 23:43 in reply to "RE[5]: "Long term" matters"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

"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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I'm wondering if I need to point out why that's a bad example. I have a feeling you read how that antitrust case started but not how it ended.

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RE[7]: "Long term" matters
by Nth_Man on Sun 11th Sep 2011 17:07 in reply to "RE[6]: "Long term" matters"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Note: I keep saying that they have been found guilty and convicted, at least three times, by the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Union.

I'm wondering if I need to point out why that's a bad example. I have a feeling you read how that antitrust case started but not how it ended.

A particular trial can be "closed"... paying. But that doesn't mean that people can't see emails of the boss of a company, emails about the "problem" of "Office documents to be rendered very well by other peoples browsers" and employees being given the order "make sure that Office very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities".

That is an example of a paid sabotage. An example of using proprietary software to damage competition and eventually the final user, since is us also who finish paying all the operation and the consequent company benefits... with our money (licenses, technical support, expenses of public entities, costs of our purveyors, etc) and our time.

Edited 2011-09-11 17:15 UTC

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