August 10, 2008
Linux Users on NBC's Olympics Videos: We Don't Get No Respect
Author: JT Smith
NBC ignores the Linux users and limits online Olympics coverage to the Mac and PC. Where is Rodney Dangerfield when we need him? There are some heated messages flying around in the Ubuntu forums because NBC has announced that it will offer its online video coverage of the Beijing Olympics to Internet Explorer and Firefox users on the Mac and Windows, but not to Linux browser users. "This means the considerable amount of online video available to other users is out of reach of the Linux crowd," writes one forum poster. "You wonder why they'd want to kiss off 2%-3% of the desktops," writes another. Would it really be so difficult to offer video to users of Firefox on Linux?