Nokia/Intel's New Set-top and Mozilla

Tuesday October 12th, 1999

The set-top boxes due next year from a new Nokia/Intel venture will run Linux as their core OS, and Mozilla as their browser.

You can read more news in this CNet article, or this article at The Register.

Nokia has thrown its weight behind MHP (Multimedia Home Platform), an open, Java-based standard for set-top boxes, meant to be OS-agnostic. Sony, Philips and Panasonic have also put backing behind the MHP standard.

This is the second piece we've had regarding Nokia and Mozilla. If you recall, Nokia used Mozilla in their tech demo of "MediaScreen".

Thanks to Jedbro and Asa for the news.

#8 Fantastic News

by Anon

Wednesday October 13th, 1999 3:56 AM

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I hoped that manufacturers would see the light of not going with WindowsCE based devices like this. They slowly seem to understand that wrapping themselves in Microsofts chains will hinder them (and innovation in services providable through their equipment)

LINUX/JAVA/MOZ - Killer combo.

(though I still say watch MacOS in this dept...)