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Linux Journal: Red Hat Gets Real [Networks]

Feb 25, 2000, 03:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"For some time, those who claimed a lack of valued applications for Linux could usually be beaten back with lists of quality, if obscure, open-source applications developed by hackers from around the world. But these lists were always best proffered with some reserve. While installing applications such as gxTar or XMMS may be a breeze for most people who have downloaded Linux in the past, many newer computer users whose Linux version came shrink-wrapped (or even pre-installed) may prefer an easier path to the applications they feel they need to best enjoy their machines."

"Add to that the perennial compatibility frustration most end users face in the impending, post-Windows era, and you have a significant problem in search of solutions."

"Thus, the coming of RealNetworks' RealPlayer 7 for Linux (expected to be available within the next month as a download from the RealNetworks web site), means the major route of media delivery on the Internet can now be easily traversed by Linux users."

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