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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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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by MamiyaOtaru on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
MamiyaOtaru
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2005-11-11

Bull, there are lots of Linux distributions with support for MP3 out of the box which you don't have to pay anything for. The biggest one goes by the name Mandriva (yes in the no cost version too).

Dead wrong. Why do you think the PLF exists? ( http://plf.zarb.org/ ). You want mp3 in free Mandriva, you have to get it from the unofficial PLF.

As already stated (NLD is) not (the first free distro to ship with mp3 support)

If there are any free distros that do so already, they do so illegally (in the US anyway).

and NLD is one of those you have to pay for btw. So it's already excluded by your previous argument.

Regardless, the software Novell has developed will presumably be made available to be shipped by distros that are free (legally), which will be, despite your beliefs, a new thing.

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