StefanoForenza: How will splashtop change the rules of the game?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 10 Mar 2009 10:13
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
While a Linux based operating system riskying to become a de-facto standard on every computer may seem gold, not everything shines. Reflect: if it’s so cool to have already been adopted and everybody likes it so much, how comes they didn’t patent it? They did: Patents: * Mechanism for intuitively invoking one or more auxiliary * Method and apparatus for virtualization of appliances / Other (unspecified) patents are pending. This may open the door to yet another lock in scenario. And possibly even worse than the actual force-Windows-on-every-consumer. Thruth to be said, so far, the approach of splashtop toward developers seems much more open that Apple’s and Microsoft’s, but patents always raise concerns, no matter what: * as patenting means Splashtop will be the only player in the BIOS-as-OS business * or will be anyway more cheap than commercial competitors So, what make this worse than MS monopoly ? For maybe the first time in computing, patents will be possibly able to completely fo
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