Cisco to Release Apple TV Competitor?

"It seems like Cisco is out for Apple's blood, and there are claims that they plan to release a competitor to the recently revealed Apple TV, which was released at MacWorld. Read on for more information..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 13/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: Daily Tech


Cisco Systems

It is reported that Cisco Systems is working on a device that is to battle the AppleTV, which was released at MacWorld a few days ago. Cisco and Apple are already in a legal dispute of the name of the new Apple mobile smartphone, the "iPhone" which was trademarked by Cisco, however it seems as if Apple may be able to win the case due to the argument that Cisco no longer has rights to the trademark. Cisco is going for the throat of Apple with this new device which was not shown of at the Consumer Electronics Show but was reportedly shown to a select few in a suite of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The device is able to serve and sync to content much in the same manner as Apple TV. Pictures, movies, music and other information were shown to be either streaming to the Cisco device or already stored on the device. Cisco representatives did mention that its set-top box will be able to pull content from Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones. No details were actually revealed about the device's technical specifications such as on board local storage capabilities. It was evident though that the device would be released as a Linksys branded product when it ships.

This device is reported to be planned to ship by the end of the year, and it may well be able to play not only movies from a wireless desktop or laptop, but DVDs as well. Cisco may also take advantage of a next gen media format, whether it would be HD-DVD or Blu-Ray is unknown, or if it will use a next gen format it all is still up for grabs. Cisco has room to improve on the AppleTV in format, functionality, and even features, especially considering that the AppleTV is only able to stream media in 720p resolution.

Is this device an AppleTV killer or simply a wannabe? Tell us how you feel about it in the forums...
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10-01-2007, 13:41:12

nathan
Found this the other week, It's a 3mb os based on dsl (i think). you burn the iso to a cd, boot any pc with the cd and it will start foldding for you right away. You dont even need a monitor/keyoard or mouse plugged in. Just power and network.

This is really useful for me as i have lots of pc's coming and going at my house. So whilst there sat there, might aswel make them fold.

Just thought i'd point something out. It IS illigal to fold on a machine that you do not have permission to do so. So do not go round booting random pc's using this cd.

just go to the following webpage, enter your details and burn burn burn, my bums on fire..

http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/cd.html

right, i'm off to find a local library, boot to this cd and unplug everything bar power and network.... just kidding...

10-01-2007, 17:50:48

Nagaru
Oh that looks pretty cool, I always love these weird bootable cds.

10-01-2007, 17:54:12

Kempez
wow nice find nathan, reps :D

11-01-2007, 09:42:20

Mr. Smith
How/why is it illegal to fold on machines without permission?

Real q: What set up does this require? Does it fold anonymously (as in no user name/team) @ 100% cpu?

Edit: Ok so I read the stuff on the link leaving one Q unanswered - can you set the cpu usage? This is an ideal fix to a problem I have been having IF I can reduce cpu usage to 50%

11-01-2007, 11:34:18

nathan

How/why is it illegal to fold on machines without permission?

Real q: What set up does this require? Does it fold anonymously (as in no user name/team) @ 100% cpu?

Edit: Ok so I read the stuff on the link leaving one Q unanswered - can you set the cpu usage? This is an ideal fix to a problem I have been having IF I can reduce cpu usage to 50%



Not too sure if you can set it to 50%, But remember this is it's own os so you wont be able to do anything else on it.

11-01-2007, 11:46:33

mrapoc
hehe take it to school, hope the ict door is open, slip into server - 800 or so pcs folding :D

j/k ^^

11-01-2007, 12:22:10

FragTek
Good find mate, big reps to you. This CD could definitely come in handy, muahahaha!

11-01-2007, 12:23:17

nathan
me wonders how many people are gonna end up in prison :p

11-01-2007, 14:37:48

Mr. Smith

Not too sure if you can set it to 50%, But remember this is it's own os so you wont be able to do anything else on it.



Gotcha, no good for what I was thinking - f@work...

27-03-2007, 18:46:39

Joe

Gotcha, no good for what I was thinking - f@work...




Well you could ''obtain'' the admin password (its usually 1 for a bunch of machines) and net use your influence on each 1 [not that id ever do anything like that]
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