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Microsoft Wants Software in Every Car #39035
12/03/03 02:40 AM
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Microsoft is aiming at dominating the growing market for software for automobiles. It wants its OS in every single vehicle. Microsoft does admit "It's a lofty goal." However, several cars already have Microsoft installed in them.

The BMW 7 series, Citroen, Daimler, Fiat, Volvo, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota have already installed Microsoft into some of their cars. Some see the devices as distracting and don't want more gadgets that will distract drivers from driving.

Such software warns of hazards ahead and seeks different routes, pays tolls, warns if oil is low and controls many vehicle functions. In 12 to 36 months, Microsoft will offer the TBox which will make its software gadgets hands free.


Re: Microsoft Wants Software in Every Car #39036
12/03/03 05:44 AM
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Ok....scary, now they can spy on where you go, and what you do. People can hack, or crash your car. [censored] BSOD, and get blind get my idea....not an original one. [censored] Linux all the way, my first pc with touchpad lcd will have a linux or unix variant, [censored] a whole bunch of mswinhoes.

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