NewsForge: The Future of Linux Multimedia

“No, Linux desktops’ multimedia capabilities are not on par with
Windows’–things are now at the point where Linux is preferable to

“Today the biggest Linux multimedia projects, like xine and
MPlayer, are about to release full 1.0 versions, which means stable
and powerful support. One of the net’s biggest multimedia
companies, Real Networks, has a brand new release of the
ever-popular RealPlayer. Sound drivers via Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture (ALSA) are well into 1.0 status, giving us fully
functional surround sound and a stable API. As for visuals, The two
biggest video card manufacturers, ATI and nVidia, officially
support Linux…”


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