The Boxee Box: too free to live?
[Front] Posted Oct 20, 2012 16:32 UTC (Sat) by corbet
It may still be difficult to wander into a local electronics retailer and
come away with a desktop system running Linux. But there is likely no
shortage of Linux-based devices on sale in that store; one needs only
wander past the Linux-based phones and cameras to the shelf where the
networked video players live. Linux dominates on such devices, but, as the recent
history of the Boxee Box shows, "Linux inside" does not necessarily mean
"free" or that the device has a future.
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