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InfoWorld: The Free Multimedia Opportunity

Jan 05, 2007, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"As 64-bit processing becomes mainstream, the next major computing platform shift is due to arrive by 2008. If the open source community doesn't step up to the plate and address major impediments to widespread desktop adoption, Linux could be left behind.

"So say Eric S. Raymond and Rob Landley in their essay, 'World Domination 201,' published in November. The issue, they point out, is that Linux simply doesn't work out of the box for many of the things that an average computer user expects to do. Chief among these deficiencies is lack of support for many popular multimedia formats..."

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