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The Register: Real May or May Not Mature on Linux

Feb 11, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"In the coming months, Real Networks plans to float a new version of its media player for the Linux operating system that includes more of the features found in the standard player. This 'experiment' will give Real an idea as to how practical its fully-fledged media services can be on the open source OS.

"Linux/Real zealots out there shouldn't get too excited. All you're going to see with the future version of Real for Linux are new radio stations. Real will separate out the radio service sold as part of its Rhapsody music subscription service and plunk it into the Linux player. You also shouldn't get too excited because Real is not sure it can pull off this plan..."

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