Windows Media Player

I wish people would realize that there are a lot of people who don’t conform to the will of Microsoft. I run two browsers, OmniWeb and FireFox on my Mac and neither of them have a WM plugin. So if you embed a video in your web page, I have to dig into the HTML to find the link so I can open it in Windows Media Player.

At least throw us a bone here and give us a link so it can be opened by a helper app.

Begin rant.

I think that people steeped in Microsoft technology on the web are the least technically able people. Those on the cutting edge are using linux servers and OSX or linux for development. MS is for those who are too stupid to figure out how to do it right.

The thing that hurts me most about this is I’m talking about church websites. They are the most dedicated to the MS throne. The reason church websites generally suck is because they just don’t have technical people who know squat. So they go with the “standard” while people who know the net, cringe that the word standard is even used in association with MS. MS’s products are everywhere, but they aren’t easy. They aren’t the best. Bill Gates isn’t the smartest man in the world because he’s the richest.

Sorry had to get that off my chest. Rant over.

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