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CNET News: RealNetworks Plays to Linux Developers

Aug 06, 2003, 21:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefanie Olsen)

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"RealNetworks on Wednesday will announce plans to release the source code of its audio and video player to run on the Linux operating system.

"The Seattle company will announce details of the code-sharing plan at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. With the source code, developers can build tailored versions of RealNetworks' audio-video player to run on Linux and Solaris systems. Linux is an open-source operating system based on Unix; Solaris is Sun Microsystems' version of Unix.

"The code release complements RealNetwork's strategy to promote its multiformat system over proprietary systems, such as Microsoft's Windows Media. RealNetworks has taken this approach to try to recoup market share in the media software business that Microsoft has gained in recent years..."

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