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[5]: Thank you Microsoft
by Hiev on Fri 16th Aug 2013 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Thank you Microsoft"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Let's not forget that Windows cant read ext2, ext3 or ext4 partitions but Linux can read NTFS, but this is actually a Windows lost not Linux lost.

Edited 2013-08-16 19:29 UTC

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RE[6]: Thank you Microsoft
by acobar on Sat 17th Aug 2013 15:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Thank you Microsoft"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Actually, if you install a third part software you can.

"http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/"

"http://www.ext2fsd.com/"

As almost all others here, I had much more trouble with Windows installs than the other way around.

Since linux started to use uuid on partition boot tagging things got a little more complicated on cloning but now I keep a little partition to achieve it without much hassle, works wonderfully on "mass deployment".

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RE[6]: Thank you Microsoft
by ilovebeer on Sat 17th Aug 2013 23:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Thank you Microsoft"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Let's not forget that Windows cant read ext2, ext3 or ext4 partitions but Linux can read NTFS, but this is actually a Windows lost not Linux lost.

Why would you expect it to? Or better yet, why would you think it _should_ support those filesystems? I think people tend to forget who the vast majority of Windows users are and why not supporting those is really just common sense.

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