The Register: Real May or May Not Mature on Linux
Feb 11, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In the coming months, Real Networks plans to float a new
version of its media player for the Linux operating system that
includes more of the features found in the standard player. This
'experiment' will give Real an idea as to how practical its
fully-fledged media services can be on the open source OS.
"Linux/Real zealots out there shouldn't get too excited. All
you're going to see with the future version of Real for Linux are
new radio stations. Real will separate out the radio service sold
as part of its Rhapsody music subscription service and plunk it
into the Linux player. You also shouldn't get too excited because
Real is not sure it can pull off this plan..."