"The Linux desktop is shaping up to be the multimedia turf of
RealNetworks. The software maker's RealPlayer digital media system
will become the default tool for playing video, music and streamed
Internet files on Red Hat Linux desktops, as well as on Novell's
SuSE Linux desktops, the vendors announced last week.
"In reaction to Microsoft's emergence as the dominant media
player developer, RealNetworks has taken the open source