Microsoft Setting themselves up for another court case?

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Was searching then net and ended up trying to run a video on msn. Which seems to be similar to google video. The only difference is that MSN video *requires* you to switch to internet explorer and refuses to load the video pages in firefox.

You would have thought that with MS having some many problems relating to things like this with there OS that they'd at lease sort out there internet sites and not discriminate agains people using other browsers.
 
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Gman said:
The only difference is that MSN video *requires* you to switch to internet explorer and refuses to load the video pages in firefox.

You would have thought that with MS having some many problems relating to things like this with there OS that they'd at lease sort out there internet sites and not discriminate agains people using other browsers.
I agree with the above but perhaps the reason is that Active X is needed and AFAIK only Internet Explorer supports Active X :confused:
 
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I think a similer thing happens with Messenger downloads. I would have thought the Microsoft of all people would be able to get their websites running on other Internet browsers. Ah well, I just wont visit that webiste then.
 
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Another court case?
For.....making it so their website and file downloads only work properly with one browser - which happens to be their own?
So, are the owners of every single website out there that have a site that only works or only works properly in IE going to be facing similar charges?
Or is this just another anti-MS post?
 
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This seems to be a bit of a non-issue to me... MSN has always been closely tied to IE. Nothing new there. Elsewhere in Microsoft there has been a definate change of stance regarding alternative browsers. Most of the Windows Live services support Firefox or have clear plans to do so, for example.

Bottomline: It really isn't Microsoft's fault if other browsers don't support ActiveX. So why should they compromise on functionality just to support alternative browsers when the vast majority of MSN users use IE anyway?
 
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NathanE said:
Bottomline: It really isn't Microsoft's fault if other browsers don't support ActiveX. So why should they compromise on functionality just to support alternative browsers when the vast majority of MSN users use IE anyway?
In agreement there!

Recently Microsoft seem to be getting clobbered for almost anything and it is just plain daft in some cases like for example with the Windows XP Home Edition N (no WMP) which didn't sell very well in Europe :rolleyes:
 
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Windows XP N is just stupid, WMP is a free download anyway. People who are not so great with PC's will goto MS and download it anyway, people have been using PC's for a long time will use what they want anyway.

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