Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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Dramatize much?
by philipsw on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:29 UTC
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Really, this is shocking. Microsoft is using its market position to promote the use of a standard (it is a standard, albeit not an open one) it supports, and therefore potentially profit from it.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have the option (now more than ever) to spurn Microsoft and use OSs/browsers/productivity software, what have you that you find more appealing. Exercise that option, but don't act so incredulous when Microsoft does something to drive its profits.

Edited 2010-04-29 23:35 UTC

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