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Re: [vox] DivX? was: Why Debian?
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Re: [vox] DivX? was: Why Debian?



On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> begin: Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> quote
> > On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, William Kendrick wrote:
> >
> > > I somehow missed most of the whole topic of "DivX" in the world of
> > > computing, and I'm curious...  I often see it with the ";-)" stuck at
> > > the end.
> >
> > I believe the grinning face is a part of the name, so the full name of
> > DivX is "DivX ;-)".
>
> bill, if you think /YOU'RE/ out of it...
>
> /I/ can't even tell if mark is kidding or not!     8-)
>
> pete

It is part of the name.  I think it's to distinguish it from the defunct
DivX standard from Circuit City which died a horrible death (depends on
who you talk to).  Why they decided to use that name is beyond me.
Perhaps a search will turn up an answer, but I'm not that curious.


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