Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

lemur2,

"Actually, a number of Linux distributions do in fact directly include mp3 players, and DVD players for that matter."

Yes it's possible. My guess is that they're flying under the radar.

Are there any commercial distros which distribute unlicensed mp3 players in the US? I doubt it. If they do, then they are probably licensed.

In any case, it looks like even some of the distros you've cited have mp3 software disabled for the US.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=75161&p=436160&hil...

"The US & Japan edition doesn't include stuff like that by default for legal reasons, the regular one does. It is easy enough to install them afterwards, it just gives an install like Ubuntu, no mp3, no DVD playback etc"

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