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Re: Porting ppc Linux to Xbox 360?

On Sunday 19 Jun 2005 00:41, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> With the current Xbox, m$ takes a loss on every machine sold and
> makes it up in games sales.
> If people buy an xbox and only run Linux on it, then that does
> hurt m$.

Nope.  Why do you think they are in a market they are losing money in?  It's 
because they're prepared to pour money into that market until they're 
eventually awarded the title of *the* entertainment company.  It's exactly 
what they did in the browser market, and to support it by buying their 
console is just like supporting their browser by using it.  Whether you 
choose to use their browser for browsing game sites or browsing linux sites, 
you still help them to say that they have the number one browser.  Which is 
all they care about in the end.

Every extra console they sell helps them to say to kids that *they* have the 
product of choice for games.  That can only be bad, when kids who associate 
Microsoft with "fun" grow up to be people who make purchasing decisions for 
our society's IT infrastructure.


Please do not CC replies directly to me.  I'll read them on the list.

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