Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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RE[2]: Petty?
by silviucc on Wed 15th May 2013 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Petty?"
silviucc
Member since:
2009-12-05

It's Google's call to stonewall or not. Their site, their content, their rules.

You know what? MS has been stonewalling Linux users and does not bother to release their Office suite for the mentioned OS. They had to be strong-armed to release documents so alternative suites could provide interop with MS Office. The same goes for Samba.

It's fine and dandy that they stonewall. Their software, their rules, however it feels crappy when the page turns, doesn't it? Maybe some day, MS will learn to play nice with the other kids. Until then, they should stop whining.

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RE[3]: Petty?
by ilovebeer on Thu 16th May 2013 04:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Petty?"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

It's Google's call to stonewall or not. Their site, their content, their rules.

You know what? MS has been stonewalling Linux users and does not bother to release their Office suite for the mentioned OS. They had to be strong-armed to release documents so alternative suites could provide interop with MS Office. The same goes for Samba.

What alternate reality do you live in where Microsoft is obligated to provide their Office suite, or any of their software for that matter, for those who run Linux? It's so stupid when Linux users cry about Microsoft not providing Linux application software. Maybe they should just be happy Microsoft is one of the top contributors to Linux.

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RE[4]: Petty?
by silviucc on Thu 16th May 2013 07:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

Do you people have impaired reading or cognitive skills?

I just said it was fine for them to do what they will with their own software/products. They just whine and bitch when the page turns on them and companies lock them out.

They are that kid in the sandbox that wants to use everybody else's toys but refuse to share their own.

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