关闭是开放的

阅读字里行间戴夫溃烂,Windows的总经理数字媒体部门,列出了关于数字音乐微软无耻的奥威尔式政党路线

First, it’s an exciting time for digital music fans where, finally, a broad choice of innovative and appealing legitimate music services has arrived.

Where by “legitimate”, we mean “under Microsoft’s control”, which is also why we think it’s so “exciting”.

In at least one respect, you can look at the online music services in a similar way to how you look at traditional CD stores: consumers want and expect to be able to choose where they buy their musicOne store might have a particular CD or single that you’re looking for; while you might discover that another store has it at a lower priceAdditionally some stores may carry more music than others, or they may run different promotions.

It’s fun to run all over town looking for a decent price on a CD, and we’re hoping Windows users are looking for that same experience when they pay for music online.

What I think is great about most of the new services available on Windows is that being built on Windows Media enables such amazing choice[…] That is what Windows users love — being able to shop around and pick and choose the products and services that work best for them.

通过“产品和服务”,我们当然意味着“微软产品和服务”I.e., this very fun and exciting “choice” is choosing where to buy music in WMA format, not choosing some format other than WMA而“爱”,我们的意思是“已接受”。

We are now at a point that consumers can buy a device that meets their needs and budget and works great with the new Windows Media-based music servicesOver 40 devices from a variety of manufacturers are available today that support Windows Media Audio (WMA) that work with the music storesWith WMA playback support virtually everywhere, it means that consumers are now able to hop from store to store, download tracks, integrate them into playlists and move to their choice portable music devicesWith WMA’s advanced compression it means that the music sounds great and you can pack more songs on your deviceEven more, these music players come in all shapes, sizes, colors and prices — one to fit your lifestyle.

我们希望WMA是便携式音乐播放器Windows pc——许多制造商都在商品硬件销售,他们向微软支付许可费用。

iTunes captured some early media interest with their store on the Mac, but I think the Windows platform will be a significant challenge for themUnless Apple decides to make radical changes to their service model, a Windows-based version of iTunes will still remain a closed system, where iPod owners cannot access content from other services.

We’re bad-mouthing Apple because they’re not using WMA, and our goal is to establish a monopoly on digital media formats and rights management你可能会认为iPod和iTunes的事实开放, given that they work swimmingly well with MP3 files, but you would be wrong, because what我们“开放”的意思是“基于微软的专有格式”(事实上,我们甚至没有提到“MP3”在整个“问答”。)

Additionally, users of iTunes are limited to music from Apple’s Music Store.

除了mp3,不计数。

正如我前面所提到的,这是一个Windows用户的缺点[…]

通过“Windows用户”,我们的意思是“微软”。

Lastly, if you use Apple’s music store along with iTunes, you don’t have the ability of using the over 40 different Windows Media-compatible portable music devicesWhen I’m paying for music, I want to know that I have choices today and in the future.

反垄断,schmantitrust— this discussion wouldn’t be happening if we had put Apple out of business when we had the chance.

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