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Canada Computes: Rock around the clock with Linux MP3 program [XMMS]

Aug 22, 2000, 11:17 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)


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"Unless you've been living under a cave or in a rock and, yes, I mean that the way it's written, you can't help but have heard of the MP3 format. You also can't have missed hearing about how the recording industry would like you to believe MP3 is the epitomy of evil and poor college students are taking much needed money away from the multiple billions made by the recording industry. This despite the proof that people who use Napster, the current MP3 scapegoat, actually buy more CD's. Of course, big corporations never let the truth get in the way of a good story. I believe the record industry are morons and should embrace the new technology, not kill it. You can't stuff the genie back into the bottle."

"While MP3 is evil and is only used by the unclean, the criminal and the delinquents of the world, Linux has what I believe to be the best MP3 player available. Unlike it's main competitor in Windows, the beauty of this MP3 player is that it is open source."

"If you head on over to the website listed above you can download either the source code for XMMS or the standard Redhat Package Manager format, a self contained archive of the compiled program."

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