Brian burned me a DVD and I loaded it in my (Linux) system, only to find that it couldn’t be read. I kept getting errors about a missing UDF header or something. As it turns out, it’s because he burned the DVD on a Windows system, and Microsoft decided not to implement UDF (the standard for DVD-ROM data) the same way as the rest of the world.

Why, Microsoft, why? Is it really so hard to read the standard and use it?