Amazon Abandons Linux for Windows

Posted by khess on Mar 1, 2010 10:04 AM EDT
DaniWeb; By Ken Hess
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It might sound outlandish but the process has begun. First, this patent deal and next you'll see a big announcement from Amazon and Microsoft for this new device.

A few hours ago, I posted "Is Microsoft the New SCO?" but now I realize, after a little research, that Amazon and Microsoft are in this patent agreement for one reason: so that Amazon can abandon Linux on its Kindle in favor of Windows 7. Crazy? Nope. It makes perfect sense. Why would the world's largest software company and the world's largest online retailer team up? To Window-ize the Kindle. I'm afraid it's true. Amazon wants the Kindle to run apps, like the iPad and this is the best way for them to accomplish that. They didn't give any details in their agreement but I'll fill-in the missing bits for you.

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