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Linux Needs Open Multimedia on the Web

Aug 20, 2009, 23:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

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"This is nothing new. The battle between open and proprietary standards has been raging for decades and will continue to do so for many more.

"Fortunately, these days there is a shift back towards standards compliance. This is seen very clearly with the controversy behind Microsoft’s latest release of Internet Explorer. The company had built an Internet on their own corrupt standards and now faced an interesting problem - should they support open standards and run the risk of being unable to render sites which previously had always worked in Internet Explorer? Or should they continue to support such sites and fail to render the increasing number of perfectly valid sites?"

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