Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
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Poll #267851 Idle questions

If you had to choose between Windows XP with and without Media Player, you would:

Buy it with Media Player
6(24.0%)
Buy it without Media Player - you don't need a media player
1(4.0%)
Buy it without Media Player, and install RealPlayer
2(8.0%)
Buy it without Media Player, and install iTunes
6(24.0%)
Buy it without Media Player, and install Windows Media Player
2(8.0%)
Are you kidding? I'd buy Mac OS X
7(28.0%)
I'd sue Apple to provide me a version of Mac OS X without QuickTime - it's unfair that you can't buy OS X with RealPlayer
1(4.0%)

When did Microsoft first ship Windows Media Player?

August 1991, for Windows 3.0; there was no competition at the time
7(29.2%)
August 1995, for Windows 95, to compete with QuickTime
10(41.7%)
October 1999, for Windows 2000, to compete with RealPlayer
6(25.0%)
October 2001, for Windows XP, to compete with many other companies
1(4.2%)

Should Trumpet Software sue Microsoft for bundling TCP/IP in their operating systems?

Yes, absolutely - to restore consumer choice in networking stacks
5(20.8%)
No way - that's obviously part of a modern operating system; see Mac OS X
19(79.2%)
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