Alexander Jacob Tsykin stsykin at
Fri Jun 2 07:35:04 BST 2006

On Thursday 01 June 2006 13:10, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> I don't really know what is wrong with doing nothing. MS did nothing.
> Third parties developed apps. It doesn't have to be on Ubuntu's
> shoulders to solve this problem.
> If nothing else, Canonical could maybe push a third party to
> provide/support one.
> I think though Fluendo is doing this for us.

Very simple. When Microsoft did nothing, they were already very popular, so an 
app coming out was a virtual certainty. Also, you must consider that video 
DVD playback then was not considered as critical as it is now. These days, 
many people will not use a computer unless it cannot play video DVDs. This 
means that really Canonical can't wait.


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