“Microsoft’s desperate efforts to stamp out QuickTime helped to line up a series of events that positioned a deadly weapon and pulled its trigger. The problem for Microsoft was that it had mistakenly aimed the gun at its own weak spot; the bullet has been tearing through layers of Microsoft ever since,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.
Eran covers the history of efforts from Apple, Adobe, Macromedia, Microsoft, and many others in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” and “RadDoc” for the heads up.]
How Microsoft tried (and failed) to kill Apple’s QuickTime – March 13, 2007