Re: 92% do not use Windows *XP* (but 8% do?)
"(Incidentally, for anyone under the suspicion that there is someone with a split personality disorder posting, here there are actually two seperate "Matt"s.)" - No there isn't - I'm in your head.
I agree that the BBC should not be in the business of forcing one choice over the other, but you must recognise that they are limited to their choice by legal obligations, and they have chosen the way they believe gets the service, in a legal manner, to the greatest number of people.
A number of people have said scrap DRM because it is easily possible to get the latest Dr Who HD episode DRM free, but just because it is possible (to do so illegally) doesn't mean you should also expect the BBC to behave in such a manner.
The whole argument appears to boil down to this:
BBC: We are trailing this way of letting approx. 80% of licence fee holders download some of our content.
Linux/Mac Users: But we want it too!
BBC: I know, and we will keep trying but can't atm because of DRM issues on your OSs.
L/M: We want it DRM free!
BBC: Err, thing is we have legal obligations so we need DRM
L/M: WANT WANT WANT!
BBC: Sorry kids, what can I say? Its got to have DRM
L/M: Well I can d/l a better quality verson DRM free anyway, so I wouldn't use your iPlayer anyway. neyah!
BBC: Well that is illegal, and while people may look the other way when a few home users do that if we, a large corporation closely allied to the UK Govt who we rely on for funding, were to do the same, it may have more serious repercussions, so you see its not really quite as simple as just giving all of this content away!
L/M: Its the principle at stake, we want it now, and for free!
BBC: As we said before, we are restricted by our legal obligations but will try…
L/M: U R the EViL, BBC Suxors, U R in bed with micro$oft!!!1
Bill Gates (Possibly in some kind of darkened room, with his fingers pressed together Mr Burns stylee): Excellent!
(this is how it happened in my head)