Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Aug 2013 16:10 UTC
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In the past two months, Microsoft and Google have been bickering over one central issue: HTML5. The Verge has learned that Google is forcing Microsoft to build its YouTube Windows Phone app in HTML5, despite its own Android and iOS versions using superior native code. Although Microsoft has offered to build ad support along with making other tweaks as Google has requested, a full HTML5 app isn't currently possible on the platform.

The difficult thing here is that Google actually has a very good case; it's their API, their service, their rules. On top of that, YouTube publishers - big and small - need to earn money from advertisements too, and incorrect implementations make that harder. Microsoft's mafia practices regarding patents, extorting companies to pay for Android use even though Microsoft has contributed zero code to Android plays a role too. Lastly, Windows Phone is essentially irrelevant with 3% market share - it's not as if Microsoft ever concerned itself with minority platforms.

Still, all this does is hurt consumers, no matter how few Windows Phone users there are. Just work this out, please, you bunch of children.

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RE[4]: Thank you Microsoft
by judgen on Fri 16th Aug 2013 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Thank you Microsoft"
judgen
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Debian defaul installer: Last section of the install;
Would you like to install grub(2)?
You could pick no if you want to, and debian does not force the rewrite of the MBR, and THATS the difference.

The reason debian can not load itself from the NTLDR is due to the fact that it is illegal (in the US atleast) to touch the windows partition (as EULA's has legal standing here unlike the rest of the world, except canada and some parts of the pacific and carribiean) that way and install teh chainloader, so you would have to install it manually. But they make it rather easy to do it yourself with a pre bundled package but also by direct binary download from the debian site.

I bet it is as easy for most distros.

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