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ZDNet: Will Content Companies Avoid Open Source?

May 27, 2005, 04:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carroll)

"David Berlind recently described the Microsoft Windows Media Juggernaut as 'unstoppable.' I'm inclined to agree. Microsoft has a stake in every media sector that matters, and has spent years working on spreading support for its formats throughout the hardware industry. Though I can't say Microsoft has definitively won the race, no one else has all the pieces needed to build a media 'ecosystem' to rival them.

"Apple is simply too small and too committed to its own hardware to create anything comparable, despite past successes in the video world and its current success in audio..."

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