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Re: [gNewSense-users] [Off Topic] Will you be getting Microsoft Vista?

From: Michael Fötsch
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] [Off Topic] Will you be getting Microsoft Vista?
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:27:05 -0800 (PST)

MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:
> You might also like to remind them that you dislike the BBC's Windows
> encouragements like WMP, Real and its iMP.  Support Ogg Theora!

a similar note, I recently wrote to MIT OpenCourseWare about the same
issue. In their response, they cited a survey that was conducted among
MIT OCW users, which is available here:

some of you are interested in this, as it shows which formats are most
popular these days (sadly, it's not Ogg Theora). They surveyed 500
people and these were their preferred formats (PDF page 53):

Format         Streaming Downloading
RealPlayer            46.9%         39.2%
Windows Media         22.9%         23.8%
MPEG                  10.7%         16.1%
AVI                    5.7%         10.4%
Quicktime              8.9%          7.4%
Other                 4.9%           3.7%

No surprise given 93.4% of visitors are Windows users and only 2.6% use a 
kernel called Linux (PDF page 26)

It seems it'll be a long way until open formats are as widespread... :-(

Kind Regards,

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