Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:29 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Mac OS X Microsoft has officially halted development of its Windows Media Player for the Mac and plans no future Apple Computer versions of its music-playing software, CNET News.com has learned. "It's basically a business decision for Microsoft," Anderson said. "Like any other company, we have business priorities. Our focus really is in delivering the best experience to Windows customers." Instead, users should now use this, which has a few problems though, according to some Mac users.
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Who needs MS MediaPlayer?
by Dr-ROX on Fri 13th Jan 2006 18:25 UTC
Dr-ROX
Member since:
2006-01-03

After all MS MediaPlayer is most hated player ;)

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RE: Who needs MS MediaPlayer?
by stephanem on Fri 13th Jan 2006 23:13 in reply to "Who needs MS MediaPlayer?"
stephanem Member since:
2006-01-11

Right, then why the MS Mediaplayer-less version of Windows was a big dud in Europe?. Seems to me everybody wants Windows Media Player.

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Punktyras Member since:
2006-01-07

No, not everybody wants MSWMP, but they just don’t know there are lots of players beside wmp:)

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RE: Who needs MS MediaPlayer?
by nimble on Fri 13th Jan 2006 23:18 in reply to "Who needs MS MediaPlayer?"
nimble Member since:
2005-07-06

After all MS MediaPlayer is most hated player ;)

RealPlayer haters might want to disagree. OSNews should do a survey ;) .

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RE: Who needs MS MediaPlayer?
by kaiwai on Sat 14th Jan 2006 03:18 in reply to "Who needs MS MediaPlayer?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The Windows version of MSN Messenger and Mediaplayer are actually some of Microsofts GOOD products, what disappoints many Mac aficiando's like myself, is the half-assed, half-baked crap that Microsoft pushes out as their 'pledge' to support the Mac platform.

MSN Messenger would be the PRIME example of this in action, for example, features that are supported in THIRD PARTY messengers (bringing them close to MSN 7 compatibility) that Microsofts Mac team can't be bothered with.

Maybe the solution to MSN Messenger is to release a plugin for iChat, and allow Apple to start shipping MSN capabilities with iChat out of the box - if Microsoft seems so incapable ot actually getting their act together.

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