Software giant Microsoft has confirmed rumours that it is
planning to develop a version of its video playing software, Media
Player, for the Linux operating system.
According to industry expert Clive Longbottom, Microsoft is
porting Media Player to Linux as part of its campaign to avert the
attentions of the US Department of Justice (DoJ), in the wider
context of ongoing anti-trust law suits.
"Provided that Microsoft can be seen to be accepting that there
is a viable alternative out there, the DoJ cannot come down too
hard on them for uncompetitive practices," he said.