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MS co-founder Paul Allen’s Digeo to launch Linux-based Moxi PVR (OS News)

Nov 18, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

OS News reports on the coming launch of a new Linux-based TV personal video recorder (PVR) from Digeo, the company recently acquired by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Eugenia Loli-Queru writes . . .

“A few months ago Paul Allen's Digeo company acquired Moxi, who at the time was working on a TiVo-like PVR Linux-based solution, also named Moxi. Many expected that the co-founder of Microsoft would modify the product to use WindowsCE, but instead the Moxi has continued to be developed with Linux. In fact, Digeo seems really happy with the popular open source kernel . . .”

“We talked with Toby Farrand, Digeo's CTO last week, and he provided us with some exclusive insight on the inner workings of the Moxi product. Digeo specifically chose Linux as the underlying operating system because of its open nature that allows all kinds of modifications and because it is fast and stable. 'It was a very easy decision', Mr Farrand told us. 'Linux is secure, complete and reliable' ” . . .

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