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News RealNetworks signs Linux deal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Dreaming

    Dreaming New Member

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    Realplayer is horrid, it has been bundled with spyware since god knows when (just read the EULA!) so I've never used it really, just installing the alternative players (that also bypass the need for apple quicktime too :D).

    Though it can only be a good thing for more software developers to take linux seriously.
     
  3. Goty

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    Oh good, just what we ne...

    ...Buffering...

    ...ed.
     
  4. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Realnetworks still exist?

    Welcome linux to the wonderful world of spyware.
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Meh mplayer does every thing i've ever needed even rm streams so why bother.
     
  6. bubsterboo

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    What does realplayer offer that VLC or mplayer doesn't?
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I really hate Realplayer. Always have.
     
  8. Blackmoon181

    Blackmoon181 Geography,Its not just colouring in

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  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Errrrrr, Real Player is officially out on Linux anyway
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    real player? what be that?
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Out, yes. Bundled, no.
     
  12. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Another reason why all my hard drives get wiped when i get a new system
     
  13. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    **** OFF REAL PLAYER (caps intended)
     
  14. david fretwell

    david fretwell New Member

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    Yep Real Player Sucks!
     
  15. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Ugh, can't say I'd be pleased to see RealPlayer listed in a repository, nevermind bundled with a distro.

    What's the bet we won't hear about any anti-competitive court cases over this one?

    Bundling free software is only bad if you're Microsoft. :thumb:
     
  16. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    See if you can guess why its bad for the dominant player to bundle ITS OWN software free....
     
  17. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    If there is one thing the global recession has failed to give us, it's the demise of RealPlayer.
     
  18. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    Seconded - Real will have to try very hard to get rid of that lasting reputation, which is still what I associate with their POS players.

    If anything should be bundled with Linux is should be VLC
     
  19. amacieli

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    maybe ubuntu mint, rather than adding all the useful stuff, will go ahead and remove real player for us as standard
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Yay! Another reason for unknowing wannabes to bash Linux! :(
     
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