Published at LXer:
Linux was designed originally for the X86 platform. One of the core legacies of that platform was its openness. Will that legacy last?Last month inSaving the Net, I sounded a warning about the carriers' threats to restrict the flow of"content" in the Net, to serve their own purposes, as well as those of the"content industry".Now Intel is not onlypushing Viiv as a new platform, butlaunching a new branding strategy, substituting"leap ahead" for its"intel inside" slogan. Both signal a re-alignment with the content industry, and a shift of core mareting interest away from the computer industry. Are they changing sides, from Silicon Valley to Hollywood?