On 24 Nov 2005 09:27:48 -0500, Greg Menke
I did a bit with an XBOX last year or so, at that time there was an idea that M$ was experimenting with the XBOX in ways to allow systems to only use their own games-programs, or at least allow developers that would pay heavily to use the system. Some of the family borrowed the Box, that was the last I saw of it. Seemed well engineered. The Linux crowd did a lot of work porting the OS over. Seemed a lot of work for very little reward.
You CAN connect keyboards, etc... takes a bit of connecting up. check comp.os.linux.xbox. These boxes (XBOX, Playstation, etc) are sold at a loss or breakeven to get users to buy games.
compebreastion, realize that LAW is kinda like poker. No Matter how good a player you are, when its time to push the cash across the table, the one with the bigger pile of cash usually wins.. M$ wealth is largely ephemeral, their systems are not really much good, so their continuing wealth are dependent on savagely defending both their image and interests.
Yea, that's the word. Thanks :-) Wang had a business model that had to support everything they ever shipped in...