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[4]: Thank you Microsoft
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Aug 2013 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Thank you Microsoft"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Ok, can I understand that. But what about the reverse? Do any linux distros allow themselves to automatically install themselves as subordinate to the NT bootloader?


I would think that the NT bootloader simply doesn't allow for multi-booting of different OSes.

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RE[5]: Thank you Microsoft
by Kochise on Sat 17th Aug 2013 09:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Thank you Microsoft"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Nope, it is possible, from the NTLOADER of my Windows XP SP3 partition, I can boot the following :

Windows XP SP3
Windows 2000 SP4
QNX 6.5.0
Fedora 13
Ubuntu 10.04

It is a bit tricky though :

http://forums.justlinux.com/showthread.php?54037-Trouble-with-NTLDR.....

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/51016-multi-boot-with-ntldr/

http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm

Kochise

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RE[5]: Thank you Microsoft
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Aug 2013 10:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Thank you Microsoft"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I would think that the NT bootloader simply doesn't allow for multi-booting of different OSes.


It does. It's not exactly smooth but it does support booting other OS's.

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RE[6]: Thank you Microsoft
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Aug 2013 10:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Thank you Microsoft"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I would think that the NT bootloader simply doesn't allow for multi-booting of different OSes.


It does. It's not exactly smooth but it does support booting other OS's.
"

OK, but to be completely truthful, I have never found any way to install Windows and still preserve the ability to boot an existing "other OS" already installed on the disk.

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