Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE: Videos, MP3s?
by segedunum on Wed 1st Feb 2006 20:34 UTC in reply to "Videos, MP3s?"
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Wow, he played videos and MP3s?! Say it isn't so!

Back up there cowboy. This is supposed to be an accomplishment? What am I missing, exactly?

Extremely sadly, and with some regret, I have to agree with you. Playing MP3s, viewing pictures and doing something, not completely special, but pre-planned with them - all using the next version of a distribution that isn't selling and that absolutely no one outside of Novell uses?! Yer, whatever. None of that stuff actually matters as well, just to make things worse.

I know there are some people with memories like goldfishes who keep coming back for more over many years to lap up some eye candy and hype that will never amount to anything, but I'm just not one of them. I am singularly, and totally, unimpressed with some peoples' "vision" for desktop Linux. Surely by now they, and others, would have realised that it just isn't going to work.

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