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VNUnet: Microsoft has Unix Media player in the pipeline [incl. Linux]

Jan 31, 2000, 20:05 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Howells)

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"Microsoft is considering releasing a Linux version of its Windows Media Player.

Paul Boudreau, Microsoft's programme manager for music and entertainment, said at a briefing on the software giant's plans for digital media: 'We see a need for Unix players and are working in that direction, including Linux.'

However, Boudreau said that the Apple Macintosh was more important today because it is used for 'relevant content creation', and he confirmed that Media Player for the Mac would have digital rights management (DRM) software built-in."

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