First it was Microsoft and Novell striking up an agreement in which both companies would collaborate in order for their to be a mutual interoperability between Windows and Linux. Which still has the Linux community in a uproar. It would be like Hitler and Roosevelt signing a agreement to work together during WWII.
Than the two new friends [Microsoft and Novell] go over to Wal-Mart and devise a deal with the king of low pricing to service their computer needs. Which just so happens to include a idea by Wally World to sell video’s online to be downloaded by it’s customers. Wally World wants a piece of the action from Netflix. And Wal-Mart now will not allow users of any browser except Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to play in their sandbox.
Gee. That’s terrible. Wal-Mart tried the video game before and it failed miserably. And their online site has been plagued for years with major problems, even after being upgraded, sliced and diced. They even experienced problems during the holiday season and their site was down for a period of time.
So by playing the game with Microsoft and limited who can download videos, there is a good chance that this new attempt at videos may just fail again. Only time will tell.
[tags]microsoft, wal-mart, novell, video, [/tags]