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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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out of box mp3 support
by Espectro on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 01:47 UTC
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sure windows supports mp3 playback out of the box(default install includes MediaPlayer) but how many use it to play mp3's? Using windows almost everyone uses something else to play them(winamp or other). Not that much different w/ unixen even though distributors are a bit more skittish about default mp3 support than they were a while ago. Libmad, the MAD mp3 decoder seems to be withstanding the licensing controversy so as an end user just install something that uses or can use it (mpg321, xmms, any number of others), as installing winamp or whatever one prefers on windows.

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