Don MacDonald - Intel's Viiv man interviewed

Posted on Monday, Feb 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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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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