Seemingly, it has been a recent trend for Microsoft Windows Streaming Media to be incompatible with Safari and Mozilla. I cannot tell you how many times in the past two weeks that I have seen the message "We're sorry, the page you are viewing requires a media player plug-in that is not available for this browser." Funny thing is that I have Windows Media Player installed (on OS X). But even more perplexing is that it always happens in MSDN: TV. Is this Microsoft's Grand Marketing Scheme? Piss of non-Windows users who are interested in new Windows APIs. I am a fan of technology, and I genuinely wanted to learn about WinFS; in fact, maybe it would have convinced me that Longhorn ain't bad. Instead, Microsoft further jaded the audience that they should be trying to convince.
The OSS movement needs more people with Phil's attitude. Instead of blindly hating M$ like most readers of OSNews, he evaluates M$ software with a critical eye.
Frankly, I am sick-and-tired of the "M$ SUX" crowd. I don't use Windows because I don't think it is a particularly good OS, but I respect it at the same time. OSS users flaming M$ all the time gives OSS a black eye.
Loving OSS doesn't mean hating M$.
Most of your flamers just need to cool your jets, remember the first time you saw a computer, and just get excited about technology. This is a very exciting time for Operating Systems. Open source is driving close source innovation; close source is driving open source innovation.
I am genuinely excited 'bout the direction of software. Join the excitement and stop blindly flaming!
[ For the record, I don't have a single machine running a M$ OS ]
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