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"If Microsoft added a feature to Windows that duplicated a popular application's functionality, developers would be screaming bloody murder" This is a ridiculous statement. What about when Microsoft added Windows Messenger when there were other popular alternatives? What about when Microsoft created Security Essentials when there were other popular alternatives? What about when Microsoft bundled Internet Explorer when there was another popular alternative? (You could argue that people were up in arms about it at the time, *but* IE is still bundled with Windows.) What about when Microsoft added the ability to burn CDs directly into Windows? What about when Microsoft added the ability to take screenshots? What about when Microsoft added Windows Movie Maker? The list goes on and on... I'm not disagreeing that it sucks for the developer who has created a product only to have it crushed when the OS has a similar feature by default. I'm disagreeing with the idea that Microsoft would never do what Apple has done. Did I miss something? When did Microsoft become the good guy?
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2011 on Serving at the Pleasure of the King at Coding Horror
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