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[3]: Petty?
by ilovebeer on Thu 16th May 2013 04:43 UTC 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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RE[5]: Petty?
by ilovebeer on Thu 16th May 2013 15:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Petty?"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Do you people have impaired reading or cognitive skills?

Nope, but you seem to be unaware you contradict yourself in the same post.

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.

Yes, you did say that....Right after you whined about them "stonewalling" Linux for not giving Linux users Office.

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

You Linux cry babies still don't get it. They have no obligation to share. You expect everyone to cater to Linux cuz you think it's so cool because it's free and it's not Microsoft. Linux cry babies who sit around running their mouth that they don't get to use Windows products are the worst.

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