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Why Microsoft loses and Apple wins, part 2

Michael Gartenberg reports that Plays for Sure is dead, and that everything is now just “Vista Certified” – whatever that means:

“So Plays for Sure is now Vista Certified. Except, isn’t Zune also Vista Certified? But Zune content won’t play on any other device? And what XP owners? Do their devices stop working? How on earth do I as a consumer with an older device understand how this new branding maps to what I own?

Who at Microsoft looked at this and thought this was a good idea and was something that would help partners sell more devices?”

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