Saturday, October 08, 2005

Blu-Ray or HD-DVD Which is Worse?

Bill Gates got into a shouting match with Sony CEO Howard Stringer over Sony's support for Blu-Ray, a DRM standard for next-gen DVDs, arguing that Microsoft's HD-DVD is better.
Gates argued that Sony's new high-definition DVD standard, called Blu-ray, needed to be changed so it would work smoothly with personal computers running on Microsoft's Windows operating system. Stringer and two lieutenants defended the technology, insisting Blu-ray would work fine in PCs.
Yet Gates's ire only grew. "There must be something much deeper going on," Stringer said later, according to another person who heard the comment. A Microsoft spokesman acknowledges that Gates and Stringer talked at the conference, but says things did not become "heated."

Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing thinks they all suck ass.