QuickTime and Linux

Mr. Anderson

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If I didn't have a mac, I'd probably have a Linux machine. Being a C++ programmer in a previous life working on Sun Workstations, I'm very comfortable around a shell> But I just went over to a coworker to show them a QuickTime movie and they couldn't open the file - and he said QuickTime doesn't work with Linux.

What the friggin' hell is up with that? Was he just ignorant or is it true that you can't run QuickTime with Linux? And I'm putting this in the general mac forum because if this is true its much more than a MacHelp Question item, its a serious lapse from Apple.

So anyone who has an answer, I'd love to know.

Thanks,

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sparkleytone

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its quite true, there is no quicktime for linux. i guess apple doesnt really see it as a viable market. in my eyes, it seems that linux is actually more of a competing format than windows is to OS X. why spend the development $$ on QT for linux when they are getting linux-heads to jump ship every day??
 

Mr. Anderson

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that's totally nuts, someone should do something about that - I can't believe some linux head hasn't made a plugin, oh well.

I think its pretty poor on Apple's part for not making it available.

D:(