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RealNetworks signs up Red Flag Linux

Digital media company signs up a new Linux partner to distribute its audio and video player.

RealNetworks has signed up a new Linux partner to distribute its audio and video player, China-based Red Flag Linux, the company announced Wednesday during the LinuxWorld conference in London. The top two Linux sellers, Red Hat and Novell, signed distribution deals with RealNetworks earlier this year. The company also has partnerships with Turbolinux and Sun Microsystems.

In addition, RealNetworks released new Linux versions of RealPlayer to support for nine new languages. The Seattle-based company released its media player as open-source software in an attempt to outflank rival technology from Microsoft.