RealNetworks rep to Linux: DRM or die!

Posted by tripwire45 on Apr 11, 2006 9:10 AM EDT
ars technica; By Anders Bylund
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A RealNetworks vice president voiced a few inflammatory opinions during LinuxWorld Boston last Tuesday. The RealNetworks rep in question, Jeff Ayars, said that Linux as a consumer platform would be dead unless DRM capabilities are built into the OS itself.

"The consequences of Linux not supporting DRM would be that fixed-purpose consumer electronics and Windows PCs would be the sole entertainment platforms available," Ayers said. "Linux would be further relegated to use in servers and business computers, since it would not be providing the multimedia technologies demanded by consumers."

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Linux to RealNetworks: Real who? DrDubious 5 1,214 Apr 12, 2006 10:26 AM
you mean forced jsusanka 0 990 Apr 11, 2006 7:36 PM
well, no real then (or rhapsody) freelsjd 0 931 Apr 11, 2006 10:48 AM

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