IBM to Open Source Cell and Squash Microsoft?
I know little on the subject, and it's a bit out of this blog, but this article is still an interesting read on the Cell chip, a next-generation computer processor being developed jointly by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. Jim Trounson of Cell Industries:
"IBM cares about nothing other than IT systems for the Fortune 500," he wrote in an email to ITMJ. "IBM's 'official' hobby is open source software. IBM's 'secret' hobby is the Cell processor. IBM will mix open source software with the Cell processor to disrupt Microsoft and Intel and prevent them from playing in the Fortune 500."[...]
"The best outcome for IBM is: Intel is reduced to a Cell chip producer under license and Microsoft fades away as the Cell takes the PC market running Linux, OpenOffice, and Firefox."