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RE: RE: Wondows Question



On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 hlong@btinternet.com wrote:

> FWIW, I just read in CQ-TV that  Nokia are using embedded
> Linux in some new fangled set top TV box, with a 20Gb disk
> drive for home use. Lets you do all those fancy things like
> reviewing what you just missed on the fly etc etc.

TiVO (www.tivo.com) has done something similar.  It's a video recorder
that uses an array of hard disks for storing compressed video.  It's
powered by Linux, and it's targeted for home use.
 
> Although Micro$oft's systems provide me with my bread and
> butter, I do shudder when M$ tout Embedded CE and
> especially Embedded NT.

Especially if it controlled the brakes on your car, a life-support
system, or a nuclear power plant within harm's distance.  VERY scary!  :-O

> 
> 73 Howard G6LVB
> 

73, de John, KD2BD

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