On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 17:01:37 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> That is the only reason I'm not interested in it.
>> RealPlayer is spyware in my opinion.
> Only on a spyware-permissive platform like Windows. Don't mix the two. Also
> remember that Registry is no more. Hence, more software does not imply
> significant slow-down.
I almost installed RealPlayer on my Windows computer once until I read
>> I don't want Skype (Kazaa company)
>> on my computer either.
> Kazaa?!?! Are they not simply owned by eBay now?
I think eBay bought Skype but the company that developed Kazaa is the same
one that developed Skype. Kazaa was so invasive that I don't wany Skype
anywhere near my computer. I didn't see it on the list for SuSE but some
Linux distros now come with it.
>> Can you cleanly uninstall RealPlayer from SuSE and be sure that everything
>> is gone?
> Yes, why not? It sounds to me like paranoia though? Besides, what is the
> alternative? Windows Media Player (or MPlayer, totem, etc.)?
Windows Media Player is crap also. I was using Media Monkey in Windows
and it didn't seem as sinister. It doesn't seem to be phoning home all
the time. Windows Media Player phones home all the time.