Fuck You BuyMusic.com
Saw on slashdot that a new music store service had opened up on buymusic.com, $0.79 downloads, using Windows Media Player 9. Hey sounds good says I, so I try to go to the site and get this:
Thank you for visiting BuyMusic.com.
In order to take full advantage of BuyMusic.com’s offerings you must be on a Windows Operating System using Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher.
I’ve bitched about this before but geez, I understand that you need WMP to view the files, but holy shit, lock out the entire site to anyone not running IE? What a bunch of fucktards!
Strangely enough opera works fine, even when set to identify as mozilla 5. Still, these guys are getting a nasty email from me as soon as I post this.
Update2 I have to admit that I’m impressed with their customer feedback. I got an email reply to my bitch from their feedback form within minutes of a couple of my emails (and that’s not the automated “we got your email” email) and said they’d address my concerns to the Development Team. I doubt anything will actually happen, but it’s nice to have a response for once.