Desktop Linux provider Linspire Now Natively Supports Latest Versions of Windows Media

SAN DIEGO, November 18, 2004 – Linspire, Inc. today introduced native support for Windows Media Player versions 8 and 9 on its operating system. Beginning immediately, all Linspire versions in all languages will include Windows Media support – users will now have in-line playback of audio and video on popular sites like and, all with codecs legally licensed and fully integrated for the Linspire operating system. With this distribution, Linspire is the first Linux distributor in the world to fully support Windows Media 8 and 9 audio and video file formats.