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Linux Orbit: GNU/Linux Media Player Round-up

Jan 23, 2003, 11:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Casey)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"As GNU/Linux distributions continue to mature, you read more and more articles in the popular media comparing Linux and Microsoft Windows (98, ME, XP, 2000, ad nauseum) on the desktop. I decided to write this round-up after having just finished reading yet another Linux vs. Windows article. One of the common themes these kind of reviews seem to discuss is the lack of decent Windows Media Player replacements available on Linux. This is a common misconception that I feel is brought about by a few of the more mainstream Linux distributions not supplying decent media player packages with their CD distributions. (Are you listening Redhat and Mandrake?).

"So in an effort to help clear up this misconception, I am going to quickly review a few of media players I have used (though I am sure there are others available I have yet to try)..."

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