Coming Soon … The AOL Operating System Powererd By Be

from the pulling-the-pieces-together dept

Kelly McNeill writes “osOpinion published a speculative piece which quotes bits and pieces of an internal AOL memo suggesting that the company may by entering the OS market. Earlier this week, Sony announced a partnership with AOL to provide Net access for its PlayStation 2 game console. The partnership was established to help each other fight its battles in the way of MS’s upcoming Xbox, MSN — and quite possibly .Net. Most interesting to the story is the fact that Sony is also preparing a hard drive, XGA LCD panel, mouse and keyboard for the PS2 all of which will help turn the game console into a legit computer. All that’s missing is an operating system. Hmmm… Who out there has an easy to use OS for sale? Well, recent Be announcement suggest that the company is in fact considering buy-out scenarios. This lead the author to conclude that Be may in fact be the most likely contender in this arena. Further fueling the theory is the fact that Sony is already using BeIA for an upcoming Internet appliance project. Could Be have a strong future after all? This editorial seems to think so.”

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