Microsoft Abandons Windows Media Player for Mac

When a Microsoft representative took the stage during Steve Jobs' Macworld keynote address to announce that the company was formally agreeing to support Mac OS X with new Microsoft Office versions for at least the next 5 years, there was no hint that Microsoft was also silently canceling other Mac products. But that's what will happen. The first to go is Windows Media Player (WMP) for Mac. Microsoft is now promoting a third-party solution that lets Mac users play Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV) files through Apple's QuickTime Player, which is included with every Mac. Is Microsoft afraid that people will notice how much better digital media formats perform on Macs now that Apple has switched to standard PC hardware? It's just a guess

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