Re: [SLUG] Novell's CTO Blog - new entry

From: Levi Bard (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2006 - 10:56:27 EDT

> 2. Banshee Music player. while it is a nice piece of software I would not
> be bragging about it.

The only thing about Banshee is that it requires several
interdependent bleeding-edge libraries to build if there's no binary
for your distribution (i.e. if you're not running SuSE). But yeah, a
lot of work has gone into it and it's got some very nice features.

> What would be nice if Suse brought legit music
> buying service to linux via Real partnership. Why cant Suse work with Real
> to provide a Rhapsody client for linux. While there is a web interface now
> to the radio side of rhapsody the drm/rip/download/burn side is not there
> for linux or the mac.

I am *GLAD* that there is no DRM-happy crapware for gnu/linux, and I
hope there will never be one. The LAST thing we need is for some
distributor to form a "partnership" with one of these places that are
supporting bad copyright law by licking the RIAA's boots (or

The only contact my systems will ever have with DRM is to remove it.

Tcsh: Now with higher FPS!

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