Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th May 2006 19:18 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Microsoft If it is up to Microsoft, the omnipresent JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo. The software maker detailed the new image format Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here. Windows Media Photo will be supported in Windows Vista and also be made available for Windows XP, Bill Crow, program manager for Windows Media Photo said in a presentation.
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RE[2]: Read my lips...
by Gullible Jones on Thu 25th May 2006 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Read my lips..."
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

As it happens, I don't really care. I am absolutely sick of proprietary media formats popping up anywhere... Not to sound like a FOSS fanatic or anything, but if a file format of some kind is going to enter widespread use, it should be *required* to be an open standard. A vendor forcing people to use their application only on their platform only to view a commonly used file is being unfair to other companies, unfair to the market, and unfair to users, including its own customers.

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