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steve4586
2008-01-11, 00:38
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/154140/logitech-target-of-microsoft-takeover-talk.html

Personally I think this would be a bad thing. Not because I am no fan of M$ (which I certainly am not!), it just potentially is another nail in the coffin of healthy competition and bad news for an excellent open source system.

jimwillsher
2008-01-11, 00:53
Yes I was reading the same over here (http://www.msfn.org/comments.php?shownews=21729).

I think this would be very bad. One of Slim's best selling points is the support for Linux and wide variety of supported formats. I've run SS on my Linux box since version 5.something, and it *never* crashes. It's so long since I had to manually restart slimserver, I cannot remember how to do it.

Slimserver was a lovely niche-market device, with huge s*x appeal (ok I'm a geek). But if the next version had a Microsoft banner and crashed every other day it would be horrendous.

Yes I know it's total speculation. But frightening!


Jim

kdf
2008-01-11, 00:56
On 10-Jan-08, at 11:38 PM, steve4586 wrote:

>
> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/154140/logitech-target-of-microsoft-takeover-talk.html
>
> Personally I think this would be a bad thing. Not because I am no fan
> of M$ (which I certainly am not!), it just potentially is another nail
> in the coffin of healthy competition and bad news for an excellent
> open
> source system.
>
you are number 5 to start a thread without seeing the rest.
see the Uh-oh thread, it's been going all day.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=42018
-k

JJZolx
2008-01-11, 01:02
I'm sure these must be very uneasy days in Squeezeland...

jimwillsher
2008-01-11, 01:02
you are number 5 to start a thread without seeing the rest.
see the Uh-oh thread, it's been going all day.


It happens in busy forums, particularly when people start threads with crap subjects like "uh oh". A high percent of people won't even open a thread if the topic doesn't sound interesting.


Jim

kdf
2008-01-11, 01:12
On 11-Jan-08, at 12:02 AM, jimwillsher wrote:

>
>> you are number 5 to start a thread without seeing the rest.
>> see the Uh-oh thread, it's been going all day.
>>
>
> It happens in busy forums,
yes it does. even in not so busy ones.

> particularly when people start threads with
> crap subjects like "uh oh".

yup, lots of crap subjects too.

> A high percent of people won't even open a
> thread if the topic doesn't sound interesting.

no comment :)
-kdf