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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[3]: Novell Shows Off
by moleskine on Wed 1st Feb 2006 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Novell Shows Off"
moleskine
Member since:
2005-11-05

There are many Linux distros that have support for MP3 (and more) out of the box. The thing they all have in common is that you have to pay for them.

You don't have to pay for Debian. And with a light flick of an apt-get it will support your favourite dvds out of the box (or, at least, out of their repositories) as well.

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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by Mitarai on Wed 1st Feb 2006 22:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
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2005-07-28

You don't have to pay for Debian.

Does Debian comes with support of mp3 in the default installation?

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RE[5]: Novell Shows Off
by moleskine on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Novell Shows Off"
moleskine Member since:
2005-11-05

Does Debian comes with support of mp3 in the default installation?

Not sure, since there isn't really a default installation if you use a netinsall iso which is why I've always done. This gives you just enough to get going and you then call down the rest from the wires. You may also have to add an extra repository to the apt sources - can't remember. But after that you are good to go, which is a lot simpler than what I had to do in, say, SuSE.

Edited 2006-02-01 23:20

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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by Finalzone on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 01:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
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2005-07-06

Hence the reason of non-profit status from Debian. IT would be another matter if Debian were a company.

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RE[5]: Novell Shows Off
by rm6990 on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 04:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Novell Shows Off"
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2005-07-04

Hence the reason of non-profit status from Debian. IT would be another matter if Debian were a company.

Ummm, no it wouldn't. Patent law doesn't differentiate between for-profit and non-profit. If I'm wrong, please point out the relevant clauses of the law.

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