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Comment: Where do you draw the line? (Score 5, Interesting) 650

by glasshole (#46681173) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
Photocopier vendors do not open the controller software up to competitors / vendors who provide support. They just give them specs for replacement parts. Do you force Apple to let 'competitors' support OS X 10.5 on G5 Macs? Do you force Google to let competitors still support Google Wave?

Comment: Re:The Cloud! (Score 5, Insightful) 145

by glasshole (#46660719) Attached to: GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games
I think these cloud services are a little different. You probably physically purchased games that are now unplayable because they don't have servers to connect to. Similarly if you bought a Chromebook and Google discontinued the Docs service you'd have purchased a very pretty brick.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.