AOL absorbed WinAmp quite awhile ago. They've absorbed many companies (see http://www.corp.aol.com/whoweare.html?) but not Real. AOL and Real are separate entities. At 12:57 AM 2002/03/12, Stephen wrote: >Yep. Now that Real/AOL/Time-Warner has safely absorbed even the venerable >WinAmp (I find it difficult to understand how AOL's been allowed to >purchase >their competition since 1996), it's taking off the disguise and revealing >itself as "RealOne". Unfortunately the player is more than a player, and >probably has more trick cookie transmissions in it than anyone's ever >darkly >dreamed. And there's no other option now, if you want to play Real >content. >What a surprise. The only thing keeping me from converting everything >online to Windows Media is its limited support on Macs - but I doubt that >Mac users would support such a behemoth as Real/AOL/Time-Warner. Or would >they? What's the Mac contingent say?