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[2]: Videos, MP3s?
by segedunum on Wed 1st Feb 2006 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Videos, MP3s?"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

Legal playing of MP3s out of the box.

Like the original poster said - wow - as difficult as that might be to take. Many other systems can play MP3s out of the box.

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RE[3]: Videos, MP3s?
by somebody on Wed 1st Feb 2006 22:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Videos, MP3s?"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Like the original poster said - wow - as difficult as that might be to take. Many other systems can play MP3s out of the box.

[sarcasm] Look mama, another genius here [/sarcasm]

All you other "many other systems" aren't free. They bought license for distribution with OS. And in the end it is you who bought patent licenses for vendors that upt out that OS. Meaning no cost for vendor. They just charged you, or basically resell you additional products with the product you bought.

You get Linux for free. Meaning distribution provider would have to pay license without geting any money from you. Meaning cost for vendor without gain from you. This is why linux ships without MP3 support.

For normal people... It is just addition and substraction with a little piece of sane mind and prefferably at least one year of school. You don't have to be afraid to think that deep.

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