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CNET News.com: Apple releases streaming software that runs on Windows

Apr 06, 2000, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Davis)

"Today at Internet World in Los Angeles, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company released version 1.0 of its Darwin server project to software developers. The year-old collaborative effort between Apple and independent programmers is Apple's attempt to capitalize on the runaway success of the Linux operating system while expanding its influence in multimedia streaming software."

"Darwin is meant to popularize portions of the upcoming Macintosh operating system, called Mac OS X. Under the open-source model, anyone can gain access to the original programming instructions and tweak the software to suit particular purposes. Apple is saying such development will make its product more attractive to customers."

"One immediate outcome: For the first time, Windows-based servers can stream multimedia content using Apple's QuickTime. Previously, PCs used QuickTime software only on desktop systems, to play back and edit multimedia content."

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