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BT to drop Microsoft for Linux

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BT to drop Microsoft for Linux

In their set-top vision boxes
See <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/03/bt_vision_upgrade/">HERE</a>
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Goodbye Windows, hello Linux
Now BT plans an ambitious over-the-internet upgrade to over half a million customers, with Windows CE being replaced by a Linux variant
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I can't help but wonder how many people will complain about it.[
Also, what happens to those users who are almost at their data usage limit? - That upgrade could push them over!
Well done BT, thought out well as always Wink
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Ooops my set top box is brick like. Is that because I switched it off when the funny lights were flashing for a long time?
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Re: BT to drop Microsoft for Linux

I dont care, think my Humax is linux.
But TV,  Three PVR and set top box.  Keep that for over the air, none connected to the internet
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Re: BT to drop Microsoft for Linux

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Also, what happens to those users who are almost at their data usage limit? - That upgrade could push them over!
Well done BT, thought out well as always Wink

Can I accuse you of posting before thinking? BT Vision boxes only work on BT Broadband and a significant amount of data is not logged against usage, for example BTFON, and Openzone-H.
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Can I accuse you of posting before thinking? BT Vision boxes only work on BT Broadband and a significant amount of data is not logged against usage, for example BTFON, and Openzone-H.

You most certainly can, however because I'm not a BT customer, know nothing about their packages, and its been brought up on a non-BT forum, I think that accusation would be a bit pointless.
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Re: BT to drop Microsoft for Linux

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In their set-top vision boxes
See <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/03/bt_vision_upgrade/">HERE</a>

At least the article mentioned that BT was stopped developing this in the 90's. Part of the reason that the telecommunications is not at a higher standard is because BT hands were tied to allow 3rd parties into the market.
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The BT Vision launch relied on consumer research from the 1990s when BT wanted to introduce a movies-only VoD system, but was initially prevented due to its communications dominance at the time.
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I didn't click the link. I just saw the initial comments and posted hence the lack of thought Wink
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