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[11]: Thank you Microsoft
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Aug 2013 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Thank you Microsoft"
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Because that's what the discussion was about. Simple. And I certainly do not remember the installer offering me to choose where I want Grub installed or what menu-entries to include.


There is a non-default option to manually dictate where to install what at step 4 "Allocate drive space" of an Ubuntu (latest) install.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest

It is called the "Something else" option. To quote: "You can create or resize partitions yourself, or choose multiple partitions for Ubuntu".

One has also been able to do this for previous versions of Ubuntu for many years now.

This is a very far cry from "Ubuntu's installer doesn't really ask anything nowadays, it just plops itself where and however it likes."

Edited 2013-08-17 10:29 UTC

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