Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 11:46 UTC
Legal "Motorola Mobility has been granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany. The sales ban covers the Xbox 360 games console, Windows 7 system software, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. It follows a ruling that Microsoft had infringed two patents necessary to offer H.264 video coding and playback." But... But... The MPEG-LA, Apple, and Microsoft have been lying to us all this time about the safety of using H264 over WebM, with their supporters blindly parroting the party line? This surprises me greatly and deeply, and I dare say I have not seen this coming at all. Not at all. No sir. Not at all.
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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by tanzam75 on Wed 2nd May 2012 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
tanzam75
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2011-05-19

Don't the "N" editions of Windows already omit Media Player?

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by pgeorgi on Wed 2nd May 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

Don't the "N" editions of Windows already omit Media Player?

That's for purposes of competition in the media player space. AFAIK they still ship the codecs (which are used in various other places).

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Neolander on Thu 3rd May 2012 07:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Don't the "N" editions of Windows already omit Media Player?

Only if you consider hiding a link on the computer desktop and start menu to be the same as uninstalling a program.

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