Comparison of Multimedia Prowess - QuickTime

Richmond Mathewson geradamas at
Wed Oct 11 01:14:56 EDT 2006

Um, Andre, Apple and Quicktime:

Apple (unlike the image it sometimes tries to present
to its public) is a business largely interested in
making money - and, as such, has to listen to what
customers want . . .

Runtime Revolution is also a business . . .

Businesses like RR can, at least to a certain extent,
have a much larger effect on other companies suc as
Apple, than either Thee or me.


Were companies like RR to "make noises" at Apple that
some sort of 'real' (rather than "QT for Linux")
version of Quicktime be made available by Apple for
Linux - it might happen.

As Mac OS is underpinned by UNIX, presumably porting
Quicktime to Linux should not be an uphill task - just
one that needs some financial motivation.

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson


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