We certainly do not take this lightly, and we appreciate the millions of customers who have used the service, as well as the hard work and dedication of our product team over the past 4+ years.
If they had millions of customers surely that's a decent chunk of revenue
...we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10.
In other words they're making it as difficult as possible to avoid upgrading.
You know VLC for iOS will not decode AC3 -- unless you change you time zone location to somewhere outside the U.S.?
You know VLC for iOS will not even see most DLNA servers on the local network? And when it does, occasionally, list a UMS server it is unable to enumerate even its root folder contents? It would have been nice to see VLC for iOS work as well as its desktop counterparts on Windows, Linux and OS X, but I doubt that will ever happen. More license sales lost to 8player and ArkMC I guess.
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I also agree that Mozilla should ditch Thunderbird, but only so that it can be taken over by people that actually care about it. It's been pretty much impossible getting Mozilla to fix Thunderbird issues.
Thunderbird's LDAP support is awful having a contact schema that's incompatible with just about every LDAP server out there. Thunderbird's WYSIWYG HTML mail composition is awful seeming to choose a random style when moving to the beginning/end of a line or the beginning/end of a message. If you used Home, End or an arrow key anywhere in your message you'll almost certainly get a different result in your Sent mail folder than what you had in the editor.
Apple Mail's HTML mail composition may be woefully lacking in features, but at least it's consistent.
Another megabytes the dust.