Don MacDonald - Intel's Viiv man interviewed

Posted on Monday, February 13 2006 @ 22:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Don is the man behind Intel's leading brand, Centrino, and its new digital home initiative - Viiv. We sat down to talk to the man that wants an Intel chip (or two) in every living room, covering topics including DRM and Linux.

" In the consumer electronics space, Linux is huge, and it's a great option for set top boxes, PVRs etc. However, we don't believe that Linux in the PC space is relevant in this area. When it comes to the PC world, it really is a Windows world. There really is no alternate demand. Viiv is all based around standards from the Digital Living Network Alliance. As long as Linux devices can comply with requirements, we can easily have a Linux-based CE device talking to a WinTel Viiv box."

You can check out the interview over here.

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