Microsoft's David Fester has given interesting comments about the recent Hewlett-Packard announcement that they will start selling a re-branded iPod. Microsoft thinks this might lead into the market dominance of iPod (which doesn’t support Windows Media Audio) and hurt the consumer market.
General manager of Microsoft's Windows digital media division David Fester has suggested that iTunes' emerging dominance would be bad for consumers, because it would limit them to the iPod.
He told journalists at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: "Windows is about choice - you can mix and match software and music player stuff. We believe you should have the same choice when it comes to music services."Try re-reading Mr. Fester's first sentence and replace the word 'iTunes' with the word 'Microsoft' and the 'iPod' with 'Windows'. You can spice it up even more by substituting David Fester with Linus Torvalds :-)