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ZDNet: RealNetworks Puts Linux In The Stream Of Things

Mar 08, 2000, 19:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"In another step toward "mainstreaming" Linux, RealNetworks said it will bundle its streaming media server and player with the Red Hat version of the operating system to increase its use among online content providers, including news and business organizations."

""Streaming media is the hot application right now" for major content providers, online retailers and even within the enterprise, said Billy Marshall, director of product management at Red Hat ( CNN, for one, is a current user of Linux as the server operating system managing streaming media."

"Streaming audio and video are the two common denominator applications used, but the RealNetworks media server bundle, RealSystem G2, can handle those, plus 18 additional types of multimedia content, such as JPEG images and Macromedia's Flash content..."

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