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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: Videos, MP3s?
by MattK on Wed 1st Feb 2006 20:57 UTC in reply to "Videos, MP3s?"
MattK
Member since:
2005-11-14

his is supposed to be an accomplishment? What am I missing, exactly?

Showing your ignorance? As is says in the article, if you had read it, Linux has not been able to play MP3s out of the box for legal reasons. Novell has developed their own MP3 player under some special kind of open source license. This is a good thing. Interopability is a good thing, and this appears to be what Novell is working on.

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RE[2]: Videos, MP3s?
by AdamW on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:19 in reply to "RE: Videos, MP3s?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

We've been playing MP3 out of the box in Mandriva for at least four years now.

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RE[3]: Videos, MP3s?
by segedunum on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Videos, MP3s?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

We've been playing MP3 out of the box in Mandriva for at least four years now.

Yes I know. Thank you for standing up and ignoring all of those ridiculous letters you get demanding money from you. Now that's what I call real community support.

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