Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2005 12:01 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software. Is Microsoft toning down on its anti-Linux campaign?
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RE: RE: @Anonymous (IP: 164.214.4.---)
by somebody on Sun 10th Jul 2005 18:24 UTC
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he use of codec packs like Nimo, Gordian Knot's (for use with it's really cool encoding suite), Matroska, Tsunami filter pack just to name a few make it VERY easy to view virtually any avi file known to man, and all with a double-click.

[sarcasm]Wow, that's a whole of a lot to know. And with a double click[/sarcasm]:) You just forget one problem. Typical user doesn't have a clue about or where to find those codecs. Nobody here says that codec integration in technical view isn't easy. Everybody just says that all codecs are obscurely scattered over the net and most users don't know how or where (grandma doesn't have a clue about Nimo, AllIn1...). I personally use AllIn1 codecs (Nimo has a bad history of screwing computers after install). But then again I wouldn't know even that they exist if one friend wouldn't point me in that direction. And I seem to have problems finding them every time I look for them. On linux, one place, one app. Mplayer. And if it is integrated into some friendly yum, apt or emerge... There's a lot simpler way than doubleclick.

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