Microsoft has some good news for movie fans. If you want to watch .mov files in Windows 7, you don’t need to install Apple’s QuickTime. Bye, bye annoying system tray icon! Adios, Apple update!
I’m not sure if this means that Microsoft is paying Apple some licensing fee, because I don’t know the details behind the file format, but I don’t really care. I still don’t have QuickTime on my laptop now after having reformatted months ago, and I can’t view ytmnd or some movie trailers properly. But I won’t give in.
Microsoft doesn’t do many things right, but I’m pretty excited about Windows 7. Of course, the biggest thing it can do is make people stop unfairly bashing Microsoft’s OS without any real basis. Now, all they need to do is to listen to all of the complaints about Windows Mobile and finally put out a consumer-friendly mobile OS.