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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
One of the lingering concerns potential Linux users have is the worry of leaving behind Windows software they have relied on for playing audio and video files. That used to be a valid concern. But it isn't something to worry about any more.
Three relatively new Linux apps make it possible to convert sound and video files so that most Linux distros can play them. Arista Transcoder, SoundConverter and OggConvert together or separately can enable all of your media passions in Linux.
These three apps are keys to the survival of Linux as a viable desktop alternative to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows. Computer users are bringing an increasing number of portable devices to feed their frenzy for audio and video consumption. Nothing will send Linux newcomers scurrying away faster than not being able to get their sound and picture shows working.