I would agree that windows media player 11 is one of the best music players out there. especially compared to the rest of microsoft's software. I came across a cool tiny little player when I was trying to play an OGG file. it is called quintessential player http://www.quinnware.com/
it takes up hardly any ram. It can play OGG (along with many other music formats, such as ogg that wmp can't play) and it is small. small window, small file, small everything.
and nice shiney glass look to it.
plugins and skins can also be installed to it.
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put