Music Industry News Network [10-07-2004]

RealNetworks Announces 13 New Versions Of Realplayer For Linux And Mac OS X For Europe And Asia


RealNetworks, said today it has released its award-winning RealPlayer 10 for Linux in nine new European and Asian languages, and RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X in four new language versions, thereby extending RealPlayer's role as the platform enabling content creators to reach consumers via the greatest variety of operating systems and devices.

Real also announced that Red Flag Software, a leading desktop Linux provider in Asia, has licensed RealPlayer 10 for distribution with its Linux desktop, solidifying the role of RealPlayer as the leading media player for Linux. RealPlayer has already been chosen by leading Linux providers including Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Turbolinux for use on Linux PCs, and was selected by Motorola for inclusion in Motorola's Linux-based mobile handsets. Analysts predict that more than 9 million Linux PCs will ship globally in 2004, making it the second most widely adopted operating system for the PC.

"Content creators want to be able to reach the fast growing Linux marketplace as well as the global market RealPlayer in combination with RealAudio and RealVideo, enables content creators to reach these markets in a powerful way, today," said Robert Acker, Vice President, RealNetworks, Inc.


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