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What MS are scared of is a format that works across all platforms because, then, what's to say you'll bother to buy Office?
Definitely. I bless the day it's gotta happen.
Closed formats are a buffer for mistakes or resting on laurels.
Maybe, but "closed formats" is what ensured Microsoft a quasi-monopoly for the past 25 years.
a use-after-free scenario when playing certain audio files (...) can lead to a potentially exploitable crash
It has been reported that the crash always happen when playing J.Bieber stuff.
You decided to be "different"
Different from what? A sheep?
If only ODF could be adopted everywhere...
it was a big thing half a century ago. Now, much of the general public probably doesn't know what "Hindenburg" is
Don't worry, most of
2) (Fast) Descent
3) Landing / crash
As much as I hate Windows 8.1, one thing they have done right is greatly reduced the memory load.
So what's the problem. If something needs 8 GB you just put 8 GB of ram in to that thing.