View Full Version : iTunes blocked by WinXP SP2?

23rd December 2004, 10:51 AM
According to C|net News.com report, Glitch blocks some iTunes music sales (http://news.com.com/Glitch+blocks+some+iTunes+music+sales/2100-1027_3-5498628.html?tag=nefd.top). There are many reports that after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2, the purchasing of legal music from iTunes Music Store would be blocked.

Also, from News.com.au, Longhorn locked against theft by iPod (http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10750205%255E15306,00.html) (13 Sept 2004, news.com.au)
Microsoft is working on technology that will give companies more control over whether to prohibit devices that can easily be used to transfer data to and from personal computers.

The technology is due to appear in next version of Windows, dubbed Longhorn, due out in 2006. As devices including Apple's popular iPods become capable of holding more data, some worry that people could use them to steal data or unleash virus attacks on business networks.

Microsoft's goal is to have a system where people can use devices that help them in their work - such as a smart phone full of professional contacts - but not storage devices that could be used to quickly steal data, said Greg Sullivan, a lead product manager.

My conclusion, note, this is my opinion,
Could this be another tactic by Microsoft?

23rd December 2004, 11:14 AM
All i can say is, It wouldn't be the first time.

23rd December 2004, 11:25 AM
Yeah that'd be right, Apple got their first, so either steal their technology or try and think of ways to limit its market, go Bill Gates, you're such a hound dog......