How Microsoft and Apple are screwing users on multimedia, how to avoid getting screwed ... and what Ogg files are and how to play them on your system

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Apr 18, 2007 1:24 AM EDT
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Sorry about the long title, but some things just piss me off so much. In this case, I want to make it clear that Microsoft isn't 100 percent to blame -- maybe 80 percent, since half the times that Microsoft tries to add value to their operating system, software companies that make money downstream by selling you stuff that would be made obsolete by that added value start bitching about it -- and the feds tell MS to back off. And while I'm no Microsoft apologist, the consumer often gets screwed in the process. But that doesn't have to happen. ... So now on to my point -- and I do have one. The state of multimedia -- audio and video -- on the Internet is a big hot mess.

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