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The Register: Red Card for Mac and Linux Users on World Cup Clips Site

May 29, 2002, 19:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Mac or Linux users will be unable to use a service that allows football fans to catch up with highlights from World Cup games.

"The video highlights (around four minutes long), make up one portion of FIFAworldcup.com's premium subscription service, which costs $19.95.

"The decision to omit live feeds of matches (a service offered by many Premiership clubs this season) has disappointed many fans, but the technology used to deliver the service is set to spur even greater controversy.

"Vulture eyed Reg reader Thomas Shen flagged up the system requirements for the service which clearly state 'Mac, Unix and Real media player' are not supported and that the service is only available for fans using Windows Media Player 6.0 or above..."

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